Artificial intelligence has potential to shape fate of humanity, says Nick Bostrom

Monday February 01, 2016 more stories from this episode Read story transcript  It’s predicted that sometime in the next 25 years, artificial intelligence machines will match – and in some ways – surpass human intelligence. The potential ripple effects of that are staggering. Corporations and governments are now spending billions of dollars on developing bigger and smarter A.I. technology. Their goal is to create machines that think for themselves. But some warn it could go terribly wrong, and the warning is being sounded by the likes of Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking. “I think the development  of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. Once humans develop artificial intelligence, it will take off on its own and it would redesign itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans who are slowed by slow biological evolution couldn’t…


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