Fear overintellectualize machines it is quite feasible for Elon musk. The founder of Tesla and SpaceX have said many times about this, but perhaps the most emotional point on this occasion he did to us senators, arguing that artificial intelligence (AI) is a "fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization." This review attracted the attention of not only government representatives but also researchers of this AI. And, apparently, they are not very agree with him.
"while there is a need to establish a dialogue about the positive effects that can bring the technology of AI, it seems that the bulk of the concern of Mr. Mask is centered around the contrived scenarios of taking over the world with artificial intelligence" — shared my opinion of a specialist in the field of computer science University of Arizona, Subbarao Kambhampati in an interview with the Inverse.
"Panic master Mask distort the meaning of such public discussions. And it's very sad".
Kambampati, who is also head of the Association in the development of AI and a Trustee of the organization Partnership for AI, was not the only recent person who responded to recent statements by the Mask about the AI. Francois Hall and David Ho, researchers deep machine learning at Google, also took advantage of this opportunity and through their pages on Twitter defended the AI, and machine learning (MO).
"In my opinion, the biggest danger is mass control and regulation of fertility through targeting and whole armies of bots involved in the propaganda" — wrote Hall in one of the messages.
"Artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to exacerbate some existing problems. But it is not hard to believe that they are able to create new" — added the Hall in another message.
A researcher Pedro Domigos from the University of Washington do not found the answer to such statements Mask, so on Twitter he said simple: "huh."the
David Ha from Google also expressed doubt that, despite working in the development of technologies for self-driving cars in Tesla, as well as the recent launch of its new project Neuralink while having access to advanced technology with AI (as he himself stated), Musk understands what he says.
"I also have access to the latest technologies in AI and to be honest, I'm not very impressed with what they can do", — Ha commented on his page on Twitter.
Kambampati, in turn, referred to the report on the development of AI technology in 2016, published by the administration of former President Barack Obama, which was done very timely, but the positive recommendations on regulation policy developments of artificial intelligence. The White house report did not contain "any mention of the anxiety of the master Mask about artificial superintelligence," said Kambampati in an interview with the Inverse. And, in his opinion, it is quite convincing evidence that all of these concerns cannot be considered reasonable.
According to the portal Futurism, it seems rather unfair that only one Musk attracts all the attention, while he is not the only prominent representative of the so-called scientific and technical industry, calling attention to the probable threat of superintelligence. For example, the famous physicist Stephen Hawking also constantly did not disdain the comments about the AI Apocalypse. And still the main question is: should we really be afraid of AI?
If we talk about its current state, the answer will be no. At the same time, the rapid development of technology in recent times makes experts to reflect on the fact that we're getting closer and closer to a technological singularity, when computers will surpass their creators. But definitely it is clear that the current level of AI and robots even close has not approached the level of killer robots, which we show in science fiction. Yes, and in fact it is unclear – close if at all.
The Famous futurist and "enthusiast of singularity" ray Kurzweil believes that the singularity is not the kind of thing that we should fear. Should be afraid of how people can use AI. That is why the best course for us now is to determine clear and understandable ideas about what we would expect from the results of the research of AI technologies. Musk definitely right about one thing: we need to develop the regulatory techniques of the entire process. But also right Kambampati with the Lobby, and Ha, indicating that there is no reason to panic.
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