Group wants to make sure artificial intelligence is developed responsibly

By Andrea Peterson, Elon Musk and other big tech names are worried that humanity will develop artificial intelligence so smart that it becomes a threat to humanity itself — think self-aware killer robots that realize their best course of action is to wipe out mankind. Or, basically, terminators. Musk has been raising the alarm about this possibility for a while now. At an MIT event last year, he called artificial intelligence humanity’s “biggest existential threat” and compared it with “summoning the demon.” Musk was also one of a slew of scientists and tech leaders, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Stephen Hawking, who signed onto a letter calling for artificial intelligence research to be aimed at creating systems that “do what we want them to do,” rather than, say, killing…


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