Google developing kill switch for AI

Google developing kill switch for AI 8 June 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Robots may not always “behave optimally”, researchers acknowledge Scientists from Google’s artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, and Oxford University are developing a “kill switch” for AI.In an academic paper, they outlined how future intelligent machines could be coded to prevent them from learning to over-ride human input.It is something that has worried experts, with Tesla founder Elon Musk particularly vocal in his concerns.Increasingly, AI is being integrated into many aspects of daily life.Scientists Laurent Orseau, from Google DeepMind, and Stuart Armstrong, from the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, set out a framework that would allow humans to always remain in charge. Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Robots in factory…


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