Google developing ‘kill switch’ to stop robot uprising against humans

The rise of the robots could be a genuine threat to the human race, experts have warned, but Google hope to find a way of stopping rouge Artificial Intelligence (AI) from taking over the world. Developers from the search engine’s artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, have teamed up with Oxford University researchers to develop a ‘kill switch’ for AI. Google’s Laurent Orseau and Stuart Armstrong, from the Future of Humanity Institute, say it may be necessary for humans to press a “big red button” to stop AI from carrying out a “harmful sequence of actions”. The rise of the robots – in 90 seconds Play! 01:32 Experts believe future AI could be coded to stop them from learning how to ignore instructions from humans. “If an agent is operating in real-time…


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