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Researcher Explains How To Prepare For Superintelligent Artificial Intelligence

 
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Since the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI), many experts have analysed the pros and cons of intelligent machines, and how they affecting our lives. Will this technology take humanity to another level of development? Or is it leading us to an imminent catastrophe?

These questions are discussed in a recent article published by researcher Cynthia Sue Larson on her blog Reality Shifters. According to her, we are now “getting closer and closer to creating a kind of intelligence far beyond anything we’ve yet seen on Earth before”.

“Many are awaiting something known as the ‘technological singularity’, at which point artificial intelligence will have reached a predicted point in the development of a civilization at which technological progress accelerates beyond the ability of present-day humans to fully comprehend or predict”, she affirmed. “Just what might happen when we reach such a point of technological breakthrough? What will such intelligence be capable of, and who will be in charge of ensuring its safe use?”, she wondered.

Ms Larson mentioned that the Singularity Paradox is a key element to understand the future of AI. “[Scientists and researcher] Roman Yampolskiy summarizes the Singularity Paradox (SP) as ‘superintelligent machines are feared to be too dumb to possess common sense’”, she stated. “Put in even more simple terms, there is a growing concern about dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) amongst some of the world’s best-educated and most well-respected scientific leaders, such as Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates”, she continued.

“Since one of the fundamental tenets in information security is that it is impossible to ever prove any system is 100% secure, it’s easy to see why there is such strong and growing concern regarding the safety to mankind of AI”, the American researcher affirmed. “And if there is no way to safely confine AI, then like any parents, humanity will certainly find itself hoping that we’ll have done such an excellent job raising AI to maturity, that it will comport itself kindly toward its elders”, she explained.

Draw your own conclusions…

For more information: https://cynthiasuelarson.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/how-best-to-prepare-for-superintelligent-ai/


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