Artifical Intelligence: How To Stop AI From Destroying The Human Race

MUNICH — When Stephen Hawking warns about the end of the world because humans aren’t able to keep up with the rapid progress of artificial intelligence, people listen. And when Tesla founder Elon Musk concurs, people start to worry. For more than a year now, the two men who are known for their visionary gifts have been warning of the significant threat that comes with constant machine learning. Both have read Nick Bostrom’s book Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. What truth is there in apocalyptic scenarios of artificial intelligence run amok? During February’s TED Conference in Vancouver, Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn also sounded the alarm. “As long as artificial intelligence is less intelligent than humans, we can treat it just like any other technology,” said the Estonian physicist and programmer. “But…


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