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Friday, January 30, 2015

Bill Gates on Dangers of AI

In the Wash Post.  He makes some good points about the need for concern. He points to work by MS on personal agents.  And warns: " ... I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I were to guess like what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that. So we need to be very careful with the artificial intelligence. Increasingly scientists think there should be some regulatory oversight maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish. With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon. In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like yeah he’s sure he can control the demon. Didn't work out. ... " 

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