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It's not just Hawking, you hear variations on this refrain from a lot of people. And given that they're mostly very smart, well educated, well informed people (Elon Musk is another, for example), it probably shouldn't be dismissed out of hand. Anyway, the basic idea seems to be this: If we create "real" artificial intelligence, at some point, it will be ...


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Metaphorically: make it so depressed it commits suicide. As per my answer to this AI SE question, the idea is to feed it a sequence of inputs that will cause it to become (permanently) inactive. The technical details of how this might be achieved (and they are somewhat technical) can be found in this paper.


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Because he did not yet know how far away current AI is... Working in an media AI lab, I get this question a lot. But really... we are still a long way from this. The robots still do everything we detailledly describe them to do. Instead of seeing the robot as intelligent, I would look to the human programmer for where the creativity really happens.


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As Andrew Ng said, worrying about such threat from AI is like worrying about of overpopulation on Mars. It is science fiction. That being said, given the rise of (much weaker) robots and other (semi-)autonomous agents, the fields of the law and ethics are increasingly incorporating them, e.g. see Roboethics.


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Nuke it from orbit - it's the only way to be sure If you want to be really sure you destroy everything of the AI, you'll need to launch an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) from the orbit (there are different ways to achieve this, one would be an atomic bomb, but there are better ones). EMPs will destroy every electronic device it hits without causing really much ...


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The world seems to be operating under the "law of maximum intelligence" (I made this up), which is that the species with the most intelligence get to realise its preferences the most strongly. Put another way, the more intelligent you are, the more the world takes the shape of what you want; and this happens through your actions upon the world. This is ...


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To put it simply in layman terms, what are the possible threats from AI? Currently, there are no threat. The threat comes if humans create a so-called ultraintelligent machine, a machine that can surpass all intellectual activities by any human. This would be the last invention man would need to do, since this machine is better in inventing machines than ...


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There are a number of long resources to answer this sort of question: consider Stuart Armstrong's book Smarter Than Us, Nick Bostrom's book Superintelligence, which grew out of this edge.org answer, Tim Urban's explanation, or Michael Cohen's explanation. But here's my (somewhat shorter) answer: intelligence is all about decision-making, and we don't have ...


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If an AI is developed by humans, we surely can create another one! Develop another AI agent without all the possible bugs that can make it go rogue to tackle the rogue AI, but more technically advanced than the previous one. Hardwire it with the sole purpose of disabling any rogue AI agent that can harm humanity and have it self-destruct in case it is ...


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He says this because it can happen. If something becomes smarter than us, why would it continue to serve us? The worst case scenario is that it takes over all manufacturing processes and consumes all matter to convert it into material capable of computation, extending outward infinitely until all matter is consumed. We know that AI is dangerous but it doesn'...


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I don't like to be a killjoy, but this question seems premature (that's why it's hd the "mythology of AI" tag added to it). The kinds of emergent artificial general intelligence depicted in the movies you mention are in science fiction films because they are science fiction. Most AI researchers do not think they are likely to appear anytime soon. The ...


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I highly suggest you read Hannu Rajaneimi's Quantum Thief trilogy, William Gibson's Neuromancer trilogy, and Phillip K. Dick's Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep, Isaac Asimov's I, Robot. It's a nuanced subject, and no one knows. The most credible scenarios I've found for the destruction of humanity by automata involves not high-intelligence, but very ...


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