It’s too late to give machines ethics – they’re already beyond our control

<img src=”https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/06fa50968e3310f5b55653cee28e7c42e81cd443/788_0_3964_2380/master/3964.jpg?w=300&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=c6603836b5ae9c49e048604fb5e33d8d” srcset=”https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/06fa50968e3310f5b55653cee28e7c42e81cd443/788_0_3964_2380/master/3964.jpg?w=860&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=1e1cf84a81ee51a421ce147bee21045d 860w, https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/06fa50968e3310f5b55653cee28e7c42e81cd443/788_0_3964_2380/master/3964.jpg?w=780&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=9534531ae3320d2715df5c3a0ded2cdf 780w, https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/06fa50968e3310f5b55653cee28e7c42e81cd443/788_0_3964_2380/master/3964.jpg?w=620&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=0e36b3ba92a2dda86e34233375856e57 620w, https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/06fa50968e3310f5b55653cee28e7c42e81cd443/788_0_3964_2380/master/3964.jpg?w=700&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=f78197ed374f643a587c472c023be9b9 700w, https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/06fa50968e3310f5b55653cee28e7c42e81cd443/788_0_3964_2380/master/3964.jpg?w=645&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=e433c91d445dccc04ecce722ebfcb95b 645w, https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/06fa50968e3310f5b55653cee28e7c42e81cd443/788_0_3964_2380/master/3964.jpg?w=465&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=21db58d548dc169b0790f1d2e3bf0b82 465w” sizes=”(min-width: 1300px) 860px, (min-width: 1140px) 780px, (min-width: 980px) 620px, (min-width: 740px) 700px, (min-width: 660px) 620px, (min-width: 480px) 645px, 465px” class=”maxed responsive-img” itemprop=”contentUrl” alt=”Edinburgh International Science festivalStudent Alejadro Bordallo plays rock-scissors-paper with a robot programmed by scientists to use artificial intelligence”/> ‘Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates have urged that we put ethical controls on to AI before it’s too late.’ Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and now Demis Hassabis of Google’s DeepMind have all warned of the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI), urging that we put ethical controls in place before it’s too late. But they have all mistaken the threat: the AI we have let loose is already evolving for its own benefit. It’s…


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