Big-name scientists worry that runaway artificial intelligence could pose a threat to humanity

Superintelligence hasn’t yet arrived, but clever, interactive robots have. Roboticist Cynthia Breazeal of MIT is the human mind behind a social robot, named Jibo, that is embedded with artificial intelligence software and sensors to enable it to recognize, and interact with, multiple people at once. Breazeal said Jibo will become commercially available in early 2016. (Matthew Cavanaugh for The Washington Post) █  Such was the case with the “flash crash” in the stock market in 2010, when, in part because of automated, ultra-fast trading programs, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped almost 1,000 points within minutes before rebounding. “What we’re doing every day today is producing super stupid entities that make mistakes,” argues Boris Katz, another artificial intelligence researcher at MIT. “Machines are dangerous because we are giving them too much…


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