Elon Musk Warns of AI, Calls for Regulation

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  1. Osmanovic

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    Elon Musk’s thoughts on artificial intelligence are pretty well known at this point. He famously compared work on AI to “summoning the demon,” and has warned time and time again that the technology poses an existential risk to humanity. At a gathering of US governors this weekend he repeated these sentiments, but also stressed something he says is even more important: that governments need to start regulating AI now.

    “I have exposure to the very cutting edge AI, and I think people should be really concerned about it,” Musk told attendees at the National Governors Association Summer Meeting on Saturday. “I keep sounding the alarm bell, but until people see robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react, because it seems so ethereal.”

    AI REPRESENTS A “FUNDAMENTAL RISK TO THE EXISTENCE OF CIVILIZATION”

    The solution, says Musk, is regulation: “AI is a rare case where we need to be proactive about regulation instead of reactive. Because I think by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it’s too late.” He added that what he sees as the current model of regulation, in which governments step in only after “a whole bunch of bad things happen,” is inadequate for AI because the technology represents “a fundamental risk to the existence of civilization.”

    As ever, Musk is not talking about the sort of artificial intelligence that companies like Google, Uber, and Microsoft currently use, but what is known as artificial general intelligence — some conscious, super-intelligent entity, like the sort you see in sci-fi movies. Musk (and many AI researchers) believe that work on the former will eventually lead to the latter, but there are plenty of people in the science community who doubt this will ever happen, especially in any of our lifetimes.

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/17/15980954/elon-musk-ai-regulation-existential-threat
     
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    I doubt there will ever be AI that will be smart as human with only software. But if you combine cell and electronics. F.eks. Small spider brain that makes the decision. But if you use cell it also need rest. It can be overheated when u need to use electric signal.
     
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    Hmmm.... Real Intellect (does not matter biological or electronic) will not use it's weak sides against enemies strong sides. So, I very doubt, that we shall see antropomorfic robots, "walking on streets and killing humans", becouse walking on streets and killing humans is a strong human side. Mine with "intellect" in one reflex can kill human becouse it use it's strong sides (little size and no energy needs) against weak sides of human nature.

    There are opinion that West is close to be controlled by AI.
    "When we say West, we mean USA. When we say USA we mean NY. When we say NY we mean stock markets. When we say stock markets - we mean automatic trading and expert systems."
     
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