Fighting malevolent AI: artificial intelligence, meet cybersecurity

Roman V. Yampolskiy, University of Louisville Published 3:02 am, Monday, June 13, 2016 Roman V. Yampolskiy, University of Louisville With the appearance of robotic financial advisors, self-driving cars and personal digital assistants come many unresolved problems. We have already experienced market crashes caused by intelligent trading software, accidents caused by self-driving cars and hate speech from chat-bots that turned racist. Today’s narrowly focused artificial intelligence (AI) systems are good only at specific assigned tasks. Their failures are just a warning: Once humans develop general AI capable of accomplishing a much wider range of tasks, expressions of prejudice will be the least of our concerns. It is not easy to make a machine that can perceive, learn and synthesize information to accomplish a set of tasks. But making that machine safe as…


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