Why artificial intelligence may be more dangerous than nuclear weapons

IBM has teamed up with X Prize to offer $5 million to people who can create AI that can help mankind. As we recently reported, IBM has pledged $5 million in prizes to anyone who can turn artificial intelligence into tools that could solve some of the biggest problems in the world, like climate change or world hunger — certainly ambitious projects. But as the push for AI intensifies, many are warning that it could be more dangerous than nuclear weapons if not developed carefully. The competition would involve independent developers building apps using the Watson AI system — the same computer famous for its Jeopardy appearances — and the competition would seek to yield new breakthroughs by 2020, according to a ComputerWorld report. The contests were announced at a TED…


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