Thursday, November 16, 2017

“With Artificial Intelligence we are Summoning a Demon”, says Elon Musk. Scientists Call for Ban from Killer Robots?

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LISTEN NOW! (Or WATCH FULL PROGRAM!) As technology advances faster and faster, bringing about exponential developments, we are finding ourselves in new territory. Artificial Intelligence, machines, are now being engineered to resemble humans. This is not just physically in the way that they look, but in the way that they act. According to Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, CEO of Tesla, and cofounder of PayPal.

As a man who is on the cutting edge of technological advancements, we should heed his words. “We should be very careful about Artificial Intelligence…if I were to guess what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that.” He continues to express how we need to respond. ‘There should be some regulatory oversight at the national and international level, uh, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish.’ To say it pointedly, he says it with these eloquent words. “With Artificial Intelligence, we are summoning a demon.” Musk is simply highlighting that if we do not educate ourselves, we will find ourselves in a very precarious situation.

To add to the concern, a group of scientists have created a short film as a visualization of what can be developed. According to the Daily Wire, it was shown during the Convention on Conventional Weapons, which was hosted by the “Campaign to Stop Killer Robots”. The film depicts a presentation of a small drone that fits in a man’s hand. As small as it looks, it packs quite the punch. “Inside here is 3 grams of shaped explosive.”

As the man throws the drone into the air, it then returns, racing back towards a mannequin on the stage. Upon colliding with the forehead of the mannequin, a bang goes off. The man continues to describe what just happened. “That little bang is enough to penetrate the skull and destroy the contents.” What is additionally terrifying is when a swarm of these drones are seen entering a school classroom and repeated bang after bang after students can be seen sprawled across the room. In a following televised interview, a man is asked “who could have done this?” His answer: “anyone”.

Drones are presently being used within theatres across the world in warfare. The question is, where do we draw the line. When is it too much? Anyone who has experienced war knows that war should be avoided at all costs if alternative methods are able. But when the option of implementing technology as a substitute for human beings, is this a reasonable answer? These days require wisdom and deep consideration at the implications of our decisions. See the full segments to get an understand of the dangers of these developments in technology, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: Elon Musk, Artificial Intelligence, technological warfare, war, is Artificial Intelligence safe? is Artificial Intelligence dangerous, the end times, and wisdom. John and Steve shared in this segment.





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