Avoiding the AI Apocalypse #1: Don’t Enslave the Robots

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/145061820 The elimination of humanity by artificial intelligence(s) is a rather old theme in science fiction. In some cases, we create killer machines that
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http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/145061820 The elimination of humanity by artificial intelligence(s) is a rather old theme in science fiction. In some cases, we create killer machines that exterminate our species. Two examples of fiction in this are Terminator and “Second Variety.” In other cases, humans are simply out-evolved and replaced by machines—an evolutionary replacement rather than a revolutionary extermination. Given the influence of such fiction, is not surprising that both Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have warned the world of the dangers of artificial intelligence. Hawking’s worry is that artificial intelligence will out-evolve humanity. Interestingly, people such as Ray Kurzweil agree with Hawking’s prediction but look forward to this outcome. In this essay I will focus on the robot rebellion model of the AI apocalypse (or AIpocalypse) and how to avoid it. The 1920 play R.U.R. by Karel Capek seems to be the earliest example of the robot rebellion that eliminates. . .

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