Rogue Robots: Japanese Government Analyzes Risks of AI

Could Artificial Intelligence be dangerous? Could robots demand the right to vote, become criminals, or revolt against us? On June 20, the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Telecommunications Policy Research Institute released a report addressing the possible effects that network systems using Artificial Intelligence (AI) could have on society and the economy. According to this report, the risks of using robots running on AI are not just limited to concerns over the possibility of hacking or vulnerabilities. It was brought up that the robots could begin to operate according to their own free will, and that this could result in their relationship with humanity beginning to change. In order to manage this risk, it was suggested that it would be necessary to develop AI that possesses a programmed fear of…


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