Facebook Shut Down AI That Developed Its Own Language: Is This What Experts Have Warned …

Concerns about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) were invigorated this week when researchers at Facebook shut down an AI program after it created its own language. While the incident itself doesn’t necessarily signify any danger, the surprising rate of AI development in recent years has experts warning about potential risks. Some even say the dangers are inevitable. AI has been advancing by leaps and bounds, allowing for Apple Siri to write our text messages, Tesla Autopilot to cruise our highways, and Google Translate to reach a level of sophistication that’s no longer funny. Yet leading experts in the field share a concern that AI has the potential to cause harm or even to be an existential threat. More than 8,000 people, including top AI experts, have signed an open letter urging research into ways to ensure that AI helps, rather than harms, humankind. Here are the major AI pitfalls they warn about, as well as some misconceptions the public has about AI. Loss of Privacy AI would be able to create increasingly detailed and precise profiles of people based on their personal data, accelerating the loss of privacy dramatically.   People Intentionally Making AI Do Evil This is a legitimate and serious concern. Experts…


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