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The dangers of artificial intelligence

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Wed, Apr 3rd, 2019 12:19 by capnasty NEWS

Google ethics adviser and Hong Kong professor De Kai says that people "need to wake up" to the dangers of artificial intelligence, calling it one of the most disruptive forces humanity will ever encounter. In a disturbing twist, Google dissolved the AI ethics board.

De Kai’s warning aligns him with figures such as Elon Musk, who has likened AI to “an immortal dictator from which we would never escape” to “summoning the devil” and to the technology entrepreneur signing up to a public pledge with other AI researchers to never create autonomous killer robots. Even the late British physicist Stephen Hawking warned that the emergence of AI could be the “worst event in the history of our civilisation”.

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