Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Will Artificial Intelligence keep humans as pets?

by Mark Stockley

Steve Wozniak is the latest tech luminary to sound a note of caution about the potentially apocalyptic dangers of Artificial Intelligence.

Speaking to the The Australian Financial Review, the Apple co-founder warned that computers might eventually be unwilling to be held back by human intelligence.

Computers are going to take over from humans, no question ... If we build these devices to take care of everything for us, eventually they'll think faster than us and they'll get rid of the slow humans to run companies more efficiently...

And while he's not yet ready to welcome our robot overlords he did reveal that he's starting to imagine a future through his dog's eyes.

...when I got that thinking in my head about if I'm going to be treated in the future as a pet to these smart machines ... well I'm going to treat my own pet dog really nice.

The reference to pets is probably a nod to recent comments made by another of Silicon Valley's favourite sons, Elon Musk, who's very worried about Artificial Intelligence (AI) indeed.

The Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder appeared on the.....

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