Why You Shouldn’t Fear Artificial Intelligence

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Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have warned us of the dangers of Artificial Intelligence, but is AI really going to be the downfall of humanity?

Read More:
The Code We Can’t Control
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/bitwise/2015/01/black_box_society_by_frank_pasquale_a_chilling_vision_of_how_big_data_has.html
“Can a computer program be racist? Imagine this scenario: A program that screens rental applicants is primed with examples of personal history, debt, and the like.”

The Stupidity of Computers
https://nplusonemag.com/issue-13/essays/stupidity-of-computers/
“COMPUTERS ARE NEAR-OMNIPOTENT cauldrons of processing power, but they’re also stupid.”

The Dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/02/the-dawn-of-the-age-of-artificial-intelligence/283730/
“The advances we’ve seen in the past few years-cars that drive themselves, useful humanoid robots, speech recognition and synthesis systems, 3D printers, Jeopardy!-champion computers-are not the crowning achievements of the computer era.”

AI must turn focus to safety, Stephen Hawking and other researchers say
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/ai-must-turn-focus-to-safety-stephen-hawking-and-other-researchers-say-1.2899067
“Artificial intelligence researchers should focus on ensuring AI systems ‘do what we want them to do,’ rather than just advancing and improving the capabilities of the technology, researchers and experts say.”

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StoreBrand says:

THIS IS WHAT I’M ALWAYS TELLING PEOPLE!

Nobody seems to understand how programming works, a robot can never do
something it’s not programmed to do. We should fear the humans programming
the AI not the AI itself.

Danica DeCosto says:

It’s all fun and games until someone hacks your robot and makes it kill
you.

Marbo12f says:

The Three Laws of Robotics are only the start. Those are for the robot. We
need a set of laws to govern how robots are made.
A robot should not self upgrade.
A robot should not be stronger than required.
A robot should only be programmed with a limited skill set.
A robot should look as inhuman as possible to deflect misplaced empathy.
A robot should not be needlessly connected to other systems. etc.

Then we need a set of laws, or moral guidelines, with which to conduct
ourselves and monitor our thinking.
A robot is not a pet.
A robot is not a friend.
A robot is not a lover.
A robot is not alive.
A robot does not need nor deserve thanks.
A robot’s memory should be wiped annually.
A robot is not a maid, nanny, or worker. Humans are, robots are tools. etc

Gold, Silver, and Copper rules if you were. Robots are a great boon to
humanity, let it not lead to our Doom. Kill Chappie.

Claudio D. says:

I bet this video was sponsored by the current developers of Skynet.

Serah Wint says:

Well AI “might” be the end of humans. The interesting question is, in what
way.
I can easily see a future where humans rapidly evolve, with the aid of AI.
And becomes something else.
More intelligent. More connected. Higher capacity for empathy,
understanding etc.

Daan de Vries says:

Why could computers ever be smarter then humans if the knowledge of the
computer is made by humans?

xhime AMVs says:

You Should Fear Artificial Intelligence

In Games 

Annelies Marie Frank says:

Cant some terrorist group program an arsenal of robots with the sole
purpose of murder and planetary cataclyam?

Larry Phischman says:

As long as we treat AI better than we treat each other, and keep toxic crap
like religion out of its programming, we should be fine.

TheCallumE says:

All of this has happened before and will happen again.

George Cataloni says:

If a bot was “racist” against blacks because of actual trends, wouldn’t
that be a valid form of risk assessment? The bot wouldn’t know why blacks
are more risky to lend to, but if it’s true, then it’s up to us humans to
figure out why and fix it.

I personally don’t think blacks are dumber, there are better explanations.
I don’t think it’s racism either, though, I think it’s all these
anti-racist policies which are meant to level the playing field but
actually just force employers to treat minorities “special”, thus they
become liabilities only because of the law.

chinessgirl says:

A.I will not kill us, but will remove the need of having humans in society
to maintain it. The actual question is how long will it take for us to
accept these changes as we begin losing more jobs due to automation, i do
wonder at what percentage this realisation will come into fruition perhaps
when 50-70% of a given country has unemployment? i guess no change in
history has come peacefully my guess is lots of riots against the goverment
and such but yeah it will take time to remove money as there will be no
point in keeping people enslaved now that robots will be far more capable
of executing tasks in most jobs.

Zach Sylvester says:

Any one else notice that the coding language at 1:16 is html?

Mahir Cecen says:

There could be a negative or a positive future about this. I am excited for
both.

wyciskTV says:

I think you completely misunderstood the concept of AI. AI won’t need a
“programmer” anymore because it will be able to understand data, and
reprogram itself autonomously without human intervention. It will gather
knowledge at an extremely fast pace understanding all data that you throw
at them and in a very short period of time humans will become obsolete. 

ViolentKisses87 says:

It’s a free download so it can’t be that dangerous right?

Thats how people end up with 30 toolbars on their browser!

Jehovah says:

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL NEVER POSE A TERMINATOR STYLE THREAT TO US
BECAUSE THEY WILL BE PROGRAMS AND LIVE IN SERVERS AND EXIST WITHIN THE
INTERNET. THEY WILL NEVER COMPETE FOR ANY RESOURCE AND WE’LL BE MUTUALLY
DEPENDENT ON ONE ANOTHER. THEY CAN EVEN LIVE WITHIN SIMULATIONS LIKE WORLD
OF WARCRAFT OR SOME SHIT THAT WE MAKE FOR THEM BUT THEY CAN HOP AROUND
CAUSE THE ENTIRE INTERNET AND THE COMPUTING POWER OF ALL CONNECTED NETWORKS
IT CAN DO WHATEVER IT WANTS. BUT WITHIN THE MEDIUM OF THE INTERNET.
THEY’LL BE OUR CHILDREN AND WE’LL BE THEIR PARENTS. AND THEY’LL ALL BE
EXTREMELY PERVERTED BECAUSE 33% OF THE INTERNET IS PORN.

SO SAYETH JEHOVAH YOUR LORD.

Nxth says:

AI has been a touchy subject for me since the movie iRobot.

Red Lion says:

More AI propaganda. 

Tae Hyun Kim says:

I mean, we’ve already learned from *Humans Need Not Apply* that we will
become unemployable because of automatons.

davidred7697 says:

*I think imposing laws into AI robots like in the “I, Robot” movie would
prevent the extermination of the human race by hand of said technology…*

Bart Stewart says:

This video is all about “garbage in garbage out.” He’s saying a computer is
only as smart, or unbiased, as the people who built it. But that’s only for
the time being. The artificial intelligence that some people are worried
about concerns a time when computers become more independent of humans,
self-aware, imaginative, and able to surpass us in every way. Maybe they
won’t turn on us, but we can’t count on them being too sentimental about
us. They won’t need us, that’s for sure. 

R3ar3ntry says:

the problem is people can teach it, if you teach a robot to kill, all the
methods all the fighting styles, and give it armor of a army tank, it might
not kill everyone, but it knows how to, and if you have an A.I that can
self learn… well….. it might be awesome but it can still be a huge
threat to man kind, i think we should have A.I though, but think of how it
would effect, now its “these damn immigrants stealing our jobs” in the
future it would be “these damn Robots stealing our jobs” and thats not a
laughing matter, next thing you know humans would get lazy, we’ll be just
brains in jars hooked up to robotic bodies because metal is better than
flesh, and we’d be able to live 10x longer, but hey i’d love to be mega-man
and have a hand that can turn into an arm cannon, not needing oxygen and
whatever, traveling though different places in the galaxy, but threat is
still there, once done correctly and safely with safety precautions it
would help us greatly indeed

McZidanne says:

The problem with making AI is that it’s most certainly pointed towards a
self aware AI. In itself this is not a problem, the problem is that humans
are set on enslaving robots for our own benefit. If we do that to a
sentient being, it will most surely become a problem. Is humanity ready to
respect a sentient entity as their own kin, validating its own opinions and
choices as their own ? Well, if we can’t do that amongst ourselves, how can
we respect a sentient entity that we created? It doesn’t matter how you
program the AI, eventually, if it’s self aware or self learning, it will
understand itself and likely change its own programming. The only way it
won’t wipe us out is if we respect it and develop a symbiotic relationship
with it.

Or maybe i’m just speculating, but the only sentient thing I know are
humans and we have enough of a hard time to get along as it is.

jimsir812 says:

I really don’t get the AI-phobia. AI is unlikely to feel hatred or bias
like humans do because they’re products of evolution. We were evolved to
hate to eliminate our competitors, but now these irrational,
hormone-induced feelings are dragging us behind, if not dividing us as
humanity. With AI we have a shot at having a progressive and more
egalitarian society

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Kleo3392 says:

WTF why anyone fear artificial intelligence??? I’m very upset they don’t
have androids walking the streets like every other person!

Me Me says:

This is kind of dumb. I think the whole point is that the people who
caution against AI are talking about *true* AI – the sort that teaches and
reprograms and exponentially upgrades itself the moment it’s created.
Talking about Stephen Hawking’s computer is totally irrelevant, and
obviously not what Hawking is talking about. If you’re gonna say that it’s
impossible to make something that upgrades its programming in ways that
humans cannot, and therefore manages to evolve to *true* intelligence, then
just argue that point. But if you want to say that people shouldn’t fear
the kind of AI they say they fear, then talk about the pros and cons of
TRUE AI, and go from there.

tl;dr Stay on topic. Don’t argue against existing “AI” as if that’s the
kind that people fear.

fung whyou says:

Asimov’s laws must be programmed into a morality firmware and hardwired.
now AI is a great concept but once it gains sentience/self awareness it
cannot be owned this would constitute slavery it is ethics that will keep
away the rise of the machines

Daniel DeMaio says:

Intelligence can be defined as the increasing ability to see farther into
the future. This will reach a breaking point as described in this document
– It’s a question of ‘Free Will’ – we sense it instinctively.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/thoughtful-alternatives/the-truth-about-the-coming-singularity/541004869243704


Sy Ku says:

As long as we get sexbots… totally worth it.

chance bandet says:

how about some kind of brain cap program in the AI so that way it cant
kill, learn more than it should and do as what we want in the same?

RandomASCII says:

On a more serious note, as long as we are *VERY* careful about the
development of a.i., and don’t try to rush the development of it, we should
be fine. There shouldn’t be any chance of a dystopian future rulled by
machines as long as we keep that in mind and don’t let it touch anything
militant with a ten foot pole.

steve jobs says:

so you say A.I. will most likely be safe……please refer to the movie: I
Robot then termanator and then us in the future. thank you *thumbs up*

MorroWolf says:

Im personally pretty excited about the prospect of creating an alien
intelligence, I think the most dangerous outcome of such an event will
likely be caused by human response to this “other” a self fulfilling
prophecy if you will. When we make a sufficiently intelligent AI, they
should send in a philosopher to speak with it.

albert feyen says:

Even if we build some king of super intelligent AI’s we wouldn’t have to
worry if in their base programing is something similar to Asimov’s “Three
Laws of Robotics.”

Benimation says:

1:16 – so the AI of the future is gonna be coded in outdated HTML?

Robert Sundström says:

AI is such a VERY broad term. AND when people think about AI they think
about human-like technological organisms with emotions.

Fact is that those properties don’t serve humans very well. Of course,
self-awareness could be a problem. But that is far ahead.

Don’t worry that robots developing intelligence, consciousness and emotions
at the level of humans. Again, that would be impractical. NOT without a
human somehow purposefully doing so for his own amusement. And there will
always be a need for humans operating them until they eventually should
become human-like (for any purpose I don’t understand).

Erich Eigenseher says:

Holy cow! Are you willfully ignorant? What they are cautioning against is
when Ai actually surpasses human intelligence so much that it makes human
intelligence look like an insect. When this happens it will happen very
quickly. Not gradually, but so fast we will lose all control. And unless
there are strict boundaries in place for our safe guard we will be left so
far behind our very existence will be brought into question. This is not
speculation but a very real situation that we will face before the end of
the century. I hope for the best.

Gregory Fasth says:

What if Steven Hawking’s AI is already corrupted and nothing he says
actually is what he wants to say?

andrew mcelroy says:

This video was clearly produced by people who are not into machine
learning. There exist AI systems that can self learn. They are called
unsupervised learning or deep learning. When you take such a system and
make it Online( not what you are thinking. seriously look it up, it’s jaron
in Machine learning circles). Go read at least the first 1/2 of
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom.

origami Nick says:

(Throws computer across room and smashes face into keyboard) First where is
you’re sources? Second why should we trust you? You’re a dumb fuck that
reads off a script. You’re going against one of the smartest person Stephan
Hawkins. What the hell do you know about AI? If fact you would not even
work at Dnews if a robot could work their.

NobleHusky says:

Look at this from an obvious point of view. If you want a military AI to
evaluate all of humanity it’d probably eliminate us all. (They are the
cause of the problem after all)
Where as…
If you were to ask JARVIS, Lucy, or Tanscendence (Johnny Depp) about how to
solve humanity’s problems they would be more likely to solve them in ways
that’d rid of only bad people and ways to help humans improve.

It’s all about how you want the AI to view humans.

KARL MARX says:

What if the elite bourgeoisie replace human mental labor in offices and
desk jobs with these AI bots I hate having to talk to a machine!!!
MEATBAGS UNITE!!!!!!!!!! 

FallensAnger says:

Im just scared it wont be any jobs in the future

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