Removing Humans from the AI Loop — Should We Panic?

IF YOU THINK the main existential threat facing humanity is climate change or global food shortages, think again. A number of eminent scientists and technologists believe a bigger threat is the rise of powerful artificial intelligences (AI). They argue that these intelligences will dominate or replace humanity. “We are summoning the demon,” Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, recently said. “We should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I were to guess, like, what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that.” Bill Gates shares these concerns, and Stephen Hawking put it apocalyptically when he told the BBC, “the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”  Others profoundly disagree. Eric Horvitz, who directs Microsoft’s Redmond Research Lab — heavily involved in AI — thinks…


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