Computers have been known to act temperamental -- usually a well deserved reboot or installing a security patch fixes odd behavior. On a related computing topic, Elon Musk recently made somewhat disturbing comments about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence (AI). Comments that make normal computer problems look pale by comparison.
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Filling in for our humble blogwatcher Richi Jennings, is a humbler Stephen Glasskeys.
Matt McFarland hits close to home with this bombshell:
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has warned about [AI] before, tweeting that it could be more dangerous than nuclear weapons. Speaking Friday...Musk called it our biggest existential threat. MORE
David Murphy doesn't know what to think:
Is Elon Musk really that fearful of artificial intelligence, or is he just trolling? Based on a recent Q&A...we're not quite sure. MORE
And Javier E. David summons our disbelief:
Elon Musk is stepping up his warnings about the potential scourge of [AI]...telling a group of students that the technology was akin to "summoning the demon." MORE
Straight up, Eric Mack's warnings are dire:
This has become a recurring theme in Musk's public comments, and each time he warns of the AI bogeyman it seems even more dire.
In June, Musk raised the specter of the "Terminator" franchise, saying that he invests in [AI] companies...just to be able to keep an eye on the technology. MORE
Brittany Hillen's neural net processah is a learning computah: [Ahem - Ed.]
Musk isn't the only one who sees the dangers of a future filled with [AI]. Cries have been made for regulations to be established...the UN, as an example, held a meeting about intelligent "killer robots" earlier this year. MORE
Shawn Langlois endures a harsh tweet-storm to bring us this:
[Tech] entrepreneur and venture capitalist Marc Andreesen, [has] tweeted that he's "increasingly convinced [Musk] simply doesn't know what he's talking about." MORE
Emma Finamore and Kunal Dutta boot-up every morning:
In August [Musk] tweeted: "Worth reading Superintelligence by Bostrom. We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes."
In another Twitter post he said: "Hope we're not just the biological boot loader for digital superintelligence. Unfortunately, that is increasingly probable." MORE
Meanwhile, Simon Montford puts two and two together:
Elon Musk "With AI we are summoning the demon"...Google buys two more AI startups...#GoFigure. MORE
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