Why Are Amazon.com, Microsoft, Facebook, Alphabet, and IBM Working Together?

Science fiction has been pretty clear on the fact that artificial intelligence (AI), if used incorrectly, could bring about the end of mankind. From the Cylons in Battlestar Galactica, which rose up to destroy most of humanity, to Skynet in Terminator, a computer group mind that, upon gaining sentience, decided man had to go, smart robots generally mean bad news for people. Even the adorable robot boy in Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence brought mostly pain for his adopted family. For every sassy robot that just wants to help — like Rosie from The Jetsons — it feels like we have 10 fictional examples of machines that gain sentience through AI and things go very badly. And while fiction is not reality, the potential for AI going very wrong is…


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