Saturday, June 15, 2024

Artificial Intelligence news

How to opt out...

MIT Technology Review’s How To series helps you get things done.  If you...

Apple is promising personalized...

At its Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday, Apple for the first time...

What using artificial intelligence...

This story originally appeared in The Algorithm, our weekly newsletter on AI....

The data practitioner for...

The rise of generative AI, coupled with the rapid adoption and democratization...
HomeTechnologyEx-Google exec warns...

Ex-Google exec warns AI will view humans as ‘scum’


A former executive at Google said that artificial intelligence-powered machines could one day view humans as “scum” and could create “killing machines” similar to the ones depicted in a sci-fi movie starring Will Smith.

Mo Gawdat, who held the position of chief business officer for Google’s clandestine research-and-development arm X, said that he is fearful of a future scenario in which AI decides it needs to destroy the human race, though that day is still “a bit far away.”

Gawdat said that the future could look like something from “I, Robot,” the 2004 film in which Smith battles a machine army that hatches a conspiracy to enslave the human race.

AI could create these terminators because it will be able to “generate its own computer power and do installations itself through robotic arms.”

“It does have the agency to create killing machines because humans are creating them so AI might use it to dictate an agenda like the movie ‘I, Robot’,” Gawdat told the Secret Leaders podcast.


Mo Gawdat, a former executive at Google, warns that AI could one day develop “killer machines” and that it could come to view humans as “scum.”
Getty Images for BoF

Gawdat said AI could form a low opinion of humanity because the technology scours social media.

“The question would be probabilities — how likely is AI to think of us as scum today?” Gawdat asked before answering: “Very high.”

“We’re fake on social media, we’re rude, we’re angry, or we’re lying on social media,” he added.

Gawdat also insisted it is too late for humans to undo the advancements in AI because tech companies are too invested in it financially to turn back.

“Very prominent scientists and business leaders are saying, ‘Let’s halt the development of AI,’” he said


Gawdat said that the future could look like something from "I, Robot," the blockbuster film which tells the story of a robotic army that hatches a conspiracy to enslave the human race.
Gawdat said that the future could look like something from “I, Robot,” the blockbuster film which tells the story of a robotic army that hatches a conspiracy to enslave the human race.
©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection

“But this will never happen, not because of tech issues but because of the business dilemma,” Gawdat continued.

“If Google is developing AI and fears Facebook will beat them they will not stop because they have absolute certainty that if they stop, someone else will not.”


A world in which machines seek to exterminate humans was depicted in the "Terminator" sequel of films.
A world in which machines seek to exterminate humans was depicted in the “Terminator” sequel of films.
Everett Collection / Everett Collection

“The US will not stop because they know China is developing AI.”

“We built a human system, not a tech system, that will prevent us from stopping.”

Tech mogul Elon Musk has warned that AI has “dangerous” potential that could threaten civilization if it went unchecked.

“AI is more dangerous than, say, mismanaged aircraft design or production maintenance or bad car production,” Musk told Fox News last month.

“In the sense that it has the potential — however small one may regard that probability, but it is non-trivial — it has the potential of civilization destruction,” Musk added.



Article Source link and Credit

Continue reading

After Elon Musk’s $56B pay win, Tesla faces judge who called it ‘unfathomable’

Tesla will use Thursday’s strong support for Elon Musk’s $56 billion pay package to try to win over a Delaware judge that invalidated his 2018 agreement, the company’s board president said Friday. The long process to reaffirm the largest-ever corporate...

Apple Watch can double as lion heart rate monitor

The lion beeps tonight? An Apple Watch a day keeps the vet away? Wildlife veterinarians redefined “cat scan” after incredibly taking a lion’s pulse using the gadget, as detailed in a video blowing up on Instagram. “It’s a true...

These neighborhoods are the epicenter of NYC’s tech boom

As New York sees a record number of tech employees flood into the city, neighborhoods downtown and in Brooklyn are gaining an influx of top talent. Last year, the greater NYC area attracted 14.3% of all tech-sector employees who...