Artificial Intelligence could ‘abuse and torture’ mankind, shock report reveals

GETTY AI could destroy humankindWhile the rise of AI can bring many benefits to the world, such as high degrees of quality assurance and increased efficiency, it can also carry many risks if it gets into the wrong hands. A new report has warned that if terrorist organisations, corrupt governments, doomsday cults or “psychopaths trying to add their name to history books in any way possible” develop AI to cater to their motives, then it could spell disaster for humanity. A report from Roman V. Yampolskiy of the University of Louisville and independent researcher Federico Pistono highlights the threat that AI could potentially pose to us. They write in their paper published in Arxiv: “A malevolent superintelligence may attempt to abuse and torture humankind with perfect insight into our physiology…


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