From Bill Gates to Elon Musk, these are some of the greatest brain troubles in the world right now.
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk described AI as “the greatest existential threat” and compared its development to “summoning demons.”
He believes that super intelligent machines can treat humans as pets.
Professor Hawking said that it is “almost certain” that a major technological disaster will threaten mankind in the next one thousand to ten thousand years.
They can steal work
According to a 2016 YouGov survey, more than 60% of people worry that robots will reduce their jobs in the next ten years.
27% of people predict that this will reduce a large number of jobs, and previous studies have shown that administrative and service workers will be hit hardest.
In addition to posing a threat to our work, other experts believe that artificial intelligence may be “rogue”
A quarter of the respondents predict that robots will become part of daily life in just 11 to 20 years, while 18% of respondents predict that robots will be realized in the next ten years.
They may be “rogues”
Computer scientist Professor Michael Wooldridge said that artificial intelligence machines can become so complex that engineers cannot fully understand how they work.
If experts do not understand the function of AI algorithms, they will not be able to predict when they will fail.
This means that driverless cars or intelligent robots may make unpredictable “out of role” decisions at critical moments, which may put people at risk.
For example, the AI behind driverless cars can choose to turn to pedestrians or hit obstacles instead of driving wisely.
They can destroy humanity
Some people believe that artificial intelligence will completely destroy mankind.
Shane Legg of DeepMind said in a recent interview: “Ultimately, I think humans may become extinct and technology may play a role in it.”
He pointed out that artificial intelligence is “the number one risk of this century.”
Musk warned that compared with North Korea, artificial intelligence poses a greater threat to mankind.
“If you are not worried about AI safety, then you should. The 46-year-old wrote on Twitter that this is far more risky than North Korea.
No one likes to be regulated, but everything that poses a threat to the public (cars, airplanes, food, drugs, etc.) is regulated. Artificial intelligence should do the same.
Musk has always advocated that governments and private organizations apply regulations related to AI technology.
He believes that control is necessary in order to protect the machine from human control.