5 votes

Why does Stephen Hawking say "Artificial Intelligence will kill us all"?

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 ...
  • 3,697
4 votes

What would be the best way to disable a rogue AI?

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 ...
4 votes

Why does Stephen Hawking say "Artificial Intelligence will kill us all"?

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 ...
  • 204
4 votes

Why does Stephen Hawking say "Artificial Intelligence will kill us all"?

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-...
3 votes
Accepted

What would be the best way to disable a rogue AI?

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 ...
3 votes

Why does Stephen Hawking say "Artificial Intelligence will kill us all"?

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 ...
  • 1,471
3 votes

Why does Stephen Hawking say "Artificial Intelligence will kill us all"?

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, ...
2 votes

What would be the best way to disable a rogue AI?

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 ...
2 votes

Why does Stephen Hawking say "Artificial Intelligence will kill us all"?

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 ...
  • 129
1 vote
Accepted

Will robots rebel against their human creators?

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 ...
1 vote

Will/can AI be the worst enemy to humanity?

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 ...
  • 6,107

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible