- Elon Musk has given a doomsday prescience on the point of AI, venturing to put $1 billion into examining how to utilize it securely.
- Different specialists have alternate points of view on the eventual fate of AI, however all are concurred this is an imperative subject, and how we utilize this capable innovation must be completely thoroughly considered.
Our ” technology prophets ” are talking in the language of magic, gods and monsters when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI). They foresee each situation from utopias to apocalypses, overlords to angels.
Elon Musk expressed at a MIT Symposium in 2014 that with AI we are ” summoning the devil ,” in any case, as with Faust’s Mephistopheles, the devil may help before it abhors. Musk trusts the AI-intervened annihilation of humankind may be a “unintended outcome” instead of a consider point.
Musk imagines an AI being given the utility capacity of disposing of spam mail, and maybe the AI considers “the best way to get rid of spam is to get rid of humans.” Likewise, he has hypothesized to Vanity Fair an AI intended to pick strawberries that gets “better and better at picking…and it is self-improving, so all it really wants to do is pick strawberries. So then it would have all the world be strawberry fields,” ruling out people.
Lately Musk worked with Sam Altman to establish Open AI, a billion-dollar non-profit research company that aims to work for safer AI .
Altman told Vanity Fair that this is to prepare for the next decade in which AI will reign and huge amounts of investment be given to a few “wizards” who know the “incantations.” That magical lexicon again.
Elon Musk’s view speak pessimistically and apocalyptic end of the spectrum when it comes to AI. He is joined by Bill Gates, who warns against AI supplanting humans in the workplace, and Stephen Hawking, who told the BBC in 2014 that “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”
Many other tech giants expect a far more utopian scenario. Mark Zuckerberg in 2016 in a Facebook post he said “I think we can build AI so it works for us and helps us,” and encouraged humanity to “choose hope over fear”
Steve Wozniak compressed the conceivable outcomes by pondering in an interview with Australian Financial Review: “Will we be the gods? Will we be the family pets? Or will we be ants that get stepped on?” Among the grand predictions there is one line of thought that is hard to dispute, though, and it is that which of Eliezer Yudkowsky, a Research Fellow at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, told Vanity Fair: “It’s impossible for me to predict…because the A.I. will be smarter than I am.”
Harpreet Buttar, analyst at Frost & Sullivan, said in a company press release that, “By 2025, AI systems could be involved in everything from population health management, to digital avatars capable of answering specific patient queries.” In addition, AI is being used to improve automobile transport. Recently, the University of Illinois has shown it has the potential to prevent traffic jams from forming — soon, it could make car crashes a thing of the past.
AI can’t comprehend what is good or what is bad by itself , everything depends on how we use it and what we teach to it, what matter the most is that we are talking about every possibility that this technology could bring .
Sources: The Hive, Washington Post