Top 10 AI risks: Human slaves, robotic warfare and the end of the world

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the future. But do we want it to be? Millions are being poured into research to push technology into the realms of the most outlandish science fiction, but some are concerned about where all this is leading us.

Notable scientists and technology pioneers such as Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Bill Gates have all voiced fears that AI could pose serious risks to humanity, possibly in ways we can’t even imagine.

Keen to add to the paranoia, V3 has put together a run down of the some of the ways AI could affect our lives in ways that won’t necessarily be for the best – from the humourous to the downright terrifying.

10. AI replaces all our jobs

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Machines have been replacing jobs for years. From car manufacturing lines to the self-service checkout, there is no end to the risk that machines can pose to employment in certain industries.

However, this could be taken to a whole new level with AI as if, and it’s a big if, humanity was able to create genuinely intelligent self-learning, self-aware machines many, many jobs may well become obsolete.

This could create mass unemployment, with only a few super-skilled individuals likely to benefit: the creators of these tools, or those who monitor and update them – if even that would be required.

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