Mad Vladimir Putin and China are feared to be on the verge of sparking a Terminator-style Armageddon.
Experts say Russia's despot and China’s leader Xi Jinping are failing to include humans in the “loop” of AI controls over weapons systems. They fear handing too much control to bots when it comes to handling bomb and nuclear systems could result in humanity being wiped out.
Eggheads say if the artificial intelligence networks start to perceive us as a threat they could decide to wipe us out – like in James Cameron’s 1984 Terminator flick.
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Paul Scharre, vice-president of the Center For A New American Security, warned about how China is set to use AI to plan its future wars: "Some Chinese scholars have hypothesised about a singularity on the battlefield. That’s the point when the pace of AI-driven decision making eclipses the speed of a human’s ability to understand.
"And humans effectively have to turn over the keys to autonomous systems to make decisions on the battlefield."
Paul added that Western powers have embedded humans into the decision making process when it comes to wars and attacks. But he said: “We haven’t seen anything similar from countries like Russia and China. So, it’s an area where there’s valid concern."
The AI expert said he is far from hopeful humans could stop AI systems if they decided to wage war against us as the networks are far smarter and quicker than people. He added: “Could chimpanzees win a war against humans? Top chess-playing AIs aren’t just as good as grandmasters – the top grandmasters can’t remotely compete with them.”
The computing boffin added about how computers have rapidly overtaken the capacity of human brains: “That happened pretty quickly. It’s only five years ago that that wasn’t the case.
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"We’re building increasingly powerful AI systems that we don’t understand and can’t control, and are deploying them in the real world. I think if we’re actually able to build machines that are smarter than us, then we’ll have a lot of problems."
In March, an open letter with signatures from hundreds of the biggest names in tech including Elon Musk urged the world’s leading AI labs to pause the training of new super-powerful systems. They said recent advances in the technology presented "profound risks to society and humanity"
Their plea came weeks after the public release of OpenAI’s GPT-4, the most powerful AI system ever released – fuelling industry experts’ fears humanity is sleepwalking into a future that will be controlled by machines.
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- Artificial Intelligence
- Vladimir Putin
- End Of The World
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