Why Google thinks its DeepMind AI needs a kill switch

Google DeepMind’s director Laurent Orseau believes that AI systems need a kill switch that the AI can’t override. In picture: Baidu’s robot Xiaodu is seen on display at the 2015 Baidu World Conference in BeijingReuters People who’ve watched Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” can probably relate to how a sentient AI can be something to lose sleep over. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Bill Gates agree that artificial intelligence (AI) is getting closer to being self aware, and Google feels it’s necessary to have a means to rein in an out-of-control AI. Laurent Orseau, director of Google’s DeepMind (the division that built AlphaGo, which defeated champion Lee SeDol in the strategy board game Go) has authored a paper titled “Safely Interruptible Agents” proposing the incorporation of a kill switch while…


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