Google’s artificial intelligence expert hopes his machines won’t take over the world

posted at 8:21 pm on February 23, 2016 by Jazz Shaw One of these days I really need to get around to ordering a DVD copy of one of my favorite science fiction films from my youth. Released in 1970, Colossus: The Forbin Project was a masterpiece of scientific misadventure for its era which gave me nightmares while still providing all manner of creepy thrills at the same time. In it, a brilliant scientist develops an artificially intelligent computer which is so much smarter and than humans and able to respond to threats so nimbly that they turn over the entire nation’s nuclear weapons systems to its care. It takes roughly five minutes for the machine to figure out that people are generally a bunch of pathetic losers and proceeds…


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