This is why your fears about artificial intelligence are wrong

Artificial intelligence will take over the world! Or so we’re told by the movies. We’re all doomed to become “house cats” if the machines so desire! Or so prominent experts like Elon Musk have warned. Humbug, say Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky. On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, the co-founders of Numenta (who previously co-founded Palm and Handspring) predicted A.I. will, indeed, drive technological advances for the rest of the century … but they threw water on the idea that intelligent machines would behave as they do in popular fiction. “There’s very smart people, whether it’s Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates or Stephen Hawking, who have said, ‘Oh my gosh, this is really dangerous,’” Hawkins said. “… You imagine these things becoming…


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