Everything You Know About Artificial Intelligence is Wrong

Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics won’t be nearly enough to control AI. Robots of Dawn cover by Michael Whalen It was hailed as the most significant test of machine intelligence since Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in chess nearly 20 years ago. Google’s AlphaGo has won two of the first three games against grandmaster Lee Sedol in a Go tournament, showing the dramatic extent to which AI has improved over the years. That fateful day when machines finally become smarter than humans has never appeared closer-yet we seem no closer in grasping the implications of this epochal event.Indeed, we’re clinging to some serious-and even dangerous-misconceptions about artificial intelligence. Late last year, SpaceX co-founder Elon Musk warned that AI could take over the world, sparking a flurry of commentary both…


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