Interactive storytelling could teach artificial intelligence how to understand human morality

Plenty of science fiction films have presented us with vivid images of what a dystopian future under merciless robotic rule would look like. While having your job taken over by a skilled artificial intelligence is a potential worry, witnessing the human population being wiped out entirely by advanced robotics is a slightly more grave thought. In reality, this is a genuine concern voiced by researchers and scientists who are breaking ground in the robotics field and a study published by the Georgia Institute of Technology posits that storytelling could be the key to preventing humanity’s destruction. “Recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning have led many to speculate that artificial general intelligence is increasingly likely”, reads the study written by Associate Professor Mark Riedl and Research Scientist Brent Harrison,…


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