Archive for the ‘I for one welcome our new robot overlords’ Category

AI and robotics researchers call for a ban on autonomous weapons

July 29th, 2015

Hundreds of Artificial Intelligence experts have signed an open letter warning that pushing ahead with AI weapons will lead to an arms race that puts the technology in the hands of every army, terrorist and despot.

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Artificial Intelligence expert likens AI dangers to nuclear weapons

July 24th, 2015

Stuart Russell is an award-winning AI researcher and author who says we need to be as careful with AI as we are with nukes.

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Linux creator Linus Torvalds pooh-poohs fears over Artificial Intelligence

July 13th, 2015

The creator of the Linux kernel has joined the all-star cast of tech-somebodies with something to say about Artificial Intelligence but he’s distinctly off message.

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1 in 5 experts believe artificial intelligence will pose an ‘existential threat’

May 27th, 2015

A significant minority of experts working in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), about 18%, believe that AI will one day pose an ‘existential threat’ to humanity.

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UN asks if robots should be allowed to kill humans

April 17th, 2015

As military software becomes more mature and more powerful it is increasingly trusted to act autonomously, but there is one crucial decision that we’ve not yet ceded; the decision to end human lives.

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DARPA’s plan to make software security “the domain of machines”

March 30th, 2015

Bugs like Heartbleed and Shellshock can sit unobserved in critically important software for years. The answer, according to DARPA, is intelligent software that fixes buggy programs while we sleep.

Is it time to welcome our new robot guardians?

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Artificial Intelligence could make us extinct, warn Oxford University researchers

February 17th, 2015

Researchers from Oxford University have joined the growing chorus of sober, intelligent, technology literate people warning about the dangers of Artificial Intelligence by listing it as one of twelve risks that pose a threat to human civilisation or even all human life.

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