Monday, May 5, 2014

Thinking Machines

“If a superior alien civilisation sent us a message saying, ‘We’ll arrive in a few decades,’ would we just reply, ‘OK, call us when you get here – we’ll leave the lights on’? Probably not – but this is more or less what is happening with AI.”

Stephen Hawking, Stuart Russell, Max Tegmark, and Frank Wilczek warn about the risks of underestimating the impact of thinking machines: