Artificial Intelligence questionable



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Although the benefit of having a simpler life with an Ai Siri, — or task done by an Ai computer assistant— the general public needs to know the negative effects of artificial intelligence. For instance, the U.S military has developed a six foot, 320 pound prototype autonomous robot, which has some Ai capacity of self-awareness.

The world’s advancement of technology has raised awareness to the public and some leaders of the scientific community. Bill gates (former CEO of Microsoft), Stephen Hawking (awarded a noble peace prize in cosmology), Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple Computer), and Elon Musk (CEO of Telsa and SpaceX) are highly against the progression of Artificial Intelligence, or Ai for short.

According to a BBC interview with Stephen Hawking, “Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks. In the near term, world militaries are considering autonomous-weapon systems that can choose and eliminate targets”

Musk is troubled by the future of artificial intelligence enough to donate a whopping $10 million. Musk hopes the donation will make sure the progression of Ai will not be used in any military combat or an alternative police force according to

The controversial use of drones has already risen concerning ethical morals, but the difference with Ai, is that humans operate drones. Humans operating the drones have morals. Weaponized Ai will not.

“I’m increasingly inclined to think that there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish…Just keep an eye on what’s going on with artificial intelligence. I think there is potentially a dangerous outcome there.” Musk mentioned at an interview with MIT students according to

We are not preaching to discourage technological advancements, but we strongly believe that an international regulation must be met to insure safety of our well-being. We have heard the debatable use of drones overseas, and many other uses of technology in the military and the police force. However, Ai drones will not have a capacity to process ethical decisions about whether or not to kill humans.

That said, another concern will be hackers infiltrating the system to favor criminal acts. It all sounds like science fiction, but so did the hand held communication device in Star Trek (before the invention of cell phones), landing on the moon, and 3D printing. These are a few examples of “far fetched ideas” that have been created and or executed. The future of Ai will help shape our future in a positive or negative manner. Just like every invention, there will be a down side. Let’s just hope it won’t be killer robots.