Friday, 18 September 2015

It’s too late to give machines ‘ethics’, they’re already beyond our control | Susan Blackmore

Google’s Demis Hassabis suggests we can mitigate the dangers of artificial intelligence by instilling values, but even now it’s evolving for its own benefit, fed by our phones, drones and CCTV

Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and now Demis Hassabis of Google’s DeepMind have all warned of the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI), urging that we put ethical controls in place before it’s too late.

But they have all mistaken the threat: the AI we have let loose is already evolving for its own benefit.

Our future role in this machine? We might be like the humble mitochondrion, which supplies energy to our body’s cells

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