The guy who designed the computers in ‘Iron Man’ says Elon Musk is wrong to worry about killer AI

screencap The coolest part of the “Iron Man” movies is, well, the Iron Man armor. The second coolest part, though, is the sweet holographic computer interface that Tony Stark uses to control it. No mouse, no keyboard, just hand gestures and voice controls.  Designed by Oblong Industries CEO and award-winning interface expert John Underkoffler — who also created the similarly memorable gesture-based computers from Steven Spielberg’s 2012 sci-fi flick “Minority Report” —  Tony Stark’s systems provide a tantalizing look at a way of computing that seems so close, and yet so far away.  But, as Underkoffler tells Business Insider, we’re missing something really vital and intentional about the computers in both “Minority Report” and “Iron Man.” And that’s the fact that there’s “explicitly and purposely” no all-seeing, all-knowing artificial intelligence that gives “Minority Report” and “Iron Man” stars Tom…


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