Elon Musk: ĎWith artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon.í
But my HAL is so sweet and nice !!
I do understand that with a highly advanced a.i. program and system , that actually something in a way like skynet could happen , if computer systems were highly advanced a.i. in control over weapons systems etc. even with regards to having safe guards in place to prevent it , could an a.i. go around these safe guards , by hacking it's own system , doing what it thinks is necessary to achieve what it thinks is the correct answer?
I found this on a different forum but it seemed interesting and wanted to share it.
I find it interesting that Musk is really scared of Artificial Intelligence. You ask these questions because Musk is a billionaire and has access to some of this technology. Machine intelligence is advancing rapidly and you wonder has he seen something that has frightened him or is it just hyperbole.
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has warned about artificial intelligence before, tweeting that it could be more dangerous than nuclear weapons. Speaking Friday at the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics departmentís Centennial Symposium, Musk called it our biggest existential threat:
I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I were to guess like what our biggest existential threat is, itís probably that. So we need to be very careful with the artificial intelligence. Increasingly scientists think there should be some regulatory oversight maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we donít do something very foolish. With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon. In all those stories where thereís the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, itís like yeah heís sure he can control the demon. Didnít work out. www.washingtonpost.com
About 2 months ago he tweeted:
Worth reading Superintelligence by Bostrom. We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes.
First they could be more dangerous than nukes and now they could be like summoning a demon.
I think some of these things are inevitable as these technologies progress. I was commenting to my brother the other day about the graphics in video games today compared to when we were younger with games like Donkey Kong, Pac Man and Defender. In 20-40 years from now people will probably be playing these games in virtual environments and they will be actually in the game.