Google’s big red button should stop AI becoming too powerful

Google researchers have developed a “big red button” in an attempt to stop any AI from becoming intelligent enough to rule over the human race. London AI research lab DeepMind, acquired by Google in 2014, has joined forces with the University of Oxford in a bid to stop robots dominating humanity. The findings were revealed in a paper called “Safely Interruptible Agents” and published on the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI)’s website, explaining AI agents are “unlikely to behave optimally all the time.”  “If such an agent is operating in real-time under human supervision, now and then it may be necessary for a human operator to press the big red button to prevent the agent from continuing a harmful sequence of actions — harmful either for the agent or for…


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