Over a third of people think AI poses a threat to humanity

epSos .de / Flickr, CCCompanies like Google are making robots think for themselves. Some 36% of people think the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) poses a threat to the long term survival of humanity, according to a YouGov survey for the British Science Association that was reported by Sky News. Many of those developing AI disagree, saying machines are no where near as intelligent as the media makes them out to be. Machines are still decades away from achieving human levels of intelligence, they say, adding that no one knows if they’ll turn against us or if they’ll ever be able to organise themselves into groups and societies like humans do. The study, which had more than 2,000 responses, also found that 60% of people think the use of robots…


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