Google Outlines the Plan for Button That Will Prevent Robot Takeover

Artificial intelligence is getting smarter–and more pervasive–by the day: Facebook recently announced that it’s developing a way for its bots to not only read your private messages, but understand their meaning; Slack is on its way to having its chat feature answer questions about your job.  And with that growing intelligence, of course, comes the growing fear that the machines will eventually rise up and end us all. That’s why Google has outlined a plan for a kill switch that can stop algorithms before they get out of control–or at least, too out of control. If there’s one company that should be concerned about its creations outsmarting humanity, it’s Google. Known AI-phobic Elon Musk recently implied Google is the one company whose machines he fears might get too smart. The company’s robot made headlines recently when it…


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