Google Gets Practical about the Dangers of AI

Google Gets Practical about the Dangers of AI The company lays out five unsolved challenges that need to be addressed if smart machines such as domestic robots are to be safe. Could machines become so intelligent and powerful they pose a threat to human life, or even humanity as a whole? It’s a question that has become fashionable in some parts of Silicon Valley in recent years, despite being more or less irreconcilable with the simple robots and glitchy virtual assistants of today (see “AI Doomsayer Says His Ideas Are Catching On”). Some experts in artificial intelligence believe speculation about the dangers of future, super-intelligent software is harming the field. Now Google, a company heavily invested in artificial intelligence, is trying to carve out a middle way. A new paper released…


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