Bill Gates Is 'Concerned' About Artificial Intelligence
Microsoft founder Bill Gates says he agrees with theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk that we should be concerned about potential dangers of artificial intelligence (AI). They have warned that super-intelligent machines could eventually replace humans at the top of the evolutionary tree.
Class discussion: Are you concerned about the rise of machines that are smarter than humans? Why or why not? Instead of worrying about AI, do you think we should concentrate on global warming, threat of nuclear war, possible killer pandemics, etcetera? Can you find examples of AI programs outsmarting humans? What about the work on programs to decide when to use of weapons?
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