Will Artificial Intelligence Delete Humans?
The debate continues, is artificial intelligence beneficial to mankind or will robots delete us in the end. It’s been said that artificial intelligence is growing at an exponential rate. Combinations within the sciences: adjoin robotics, nanotechnology, and neuroscience together, could be creating man’s companion or his worst nightmare, depending on who you talk to.
In the news, billionaire chief executive of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, Elon Musk has warned that artificial intelligence is “detrimental to humanity.” Musk points out that machines are being built with “recursive self-improvement,” and this could lead to “a very bad effect.”
According to Musk, artificially intelligent creatures “function.” One type of function might be the task of getting rid of spam, from your e-mail. But if artificial intelligence can self-improve itself, it might determine instead, to solve the problem by getting rid of the human instead. Musk is not the only great mind to be fearful of artificial intelligence. Even theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking believes AI’s could be pivotal to human’s fate. Depending on our ability to avoid the risks and pitfalls, creating a machine that can improve itself will can easily include a dark side.
It might seem like science fiction, yet the fact is unescapable: machines will soon surpass humans, in intelligence. We’ve already arrived at the dawning of this era. Perhaps the best we can do is proceed with caution and restraint, while desperately, hoping they will find a use for us.
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