The 3 biggest misconceptions about artificial intelligence, according to Facebook’s expert

Science fiction movies of artificial intelligence (AI) are abound with plots of benign robots and computers that suddenly gain sentience and emotions, leading them to destroy all of humanity. The seemingly helpful HAL in “2001: A Space Odyssey” is suffocating astronauts in their sleep by the end of the movie. The latest in a long history of murderous robots, “Ex Machina’s” Ava kills one man and leaves another for dead in her quest to escape. But these stories of emotionally unstable robots breed baseless fears about what our AI future will really be like. That future robots will have human-like emotions is a huge misconception, said Yann LeCun, the director of Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research team. LeCun explains to Tech Insider via email how robot emotions will actually work. Myth…


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