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Another AI Nail In The Coffin Of The Human Race

Posted on 21st October 2017

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I am sure that the researchers at Google, described in this report on Business Insider, are very pleased with themselves. I am somewhat less than pleased.

In May this year, they developed an artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs. Now it has demonstrated its abilities by "building machine-learning software that’s more efficient and powerful than the best human-designed systems."

In my last post on this subject (here) I listed 3 things that AI must not be allowed to do, to avoid the AI apocalypse. The first 2 had already begun; this new work by Google is the last item.

As I wrote on 23rd February 2017, basically, we are screwed.

Would it be too much to ask the people working on AI to finally show some moral compunction, and to apply some common sense?