The ‘Skynet’ Gambit – AI At The Brink

“The deployment of full artificial intelligence could well mean the end of the human race.” – Stephen Hawking “He can know his heart, but he don’t want to. Rightly so. Best not to look in there. It ain’t the heart of a creature that is bound in the way that God has set for it. You can find meanness in the least of creatures, but when God made man the devil was at his elbow. A creature that can do anything. Make a machine. And a machine to make the machine. And evil that can run itself a thousand years, no need to tend it.” – Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West Let me declare at the outset that this article has been tough to write. I am by birthright an American, an optimist and a true believer in our innovative genius and its power to drive better lives for us and the world around us. I’ve grown up in the mellow sunshine of Moore’s law, and lived first hand in a world of unfettered innovation and creativity. That is why it is so difficult to write the following sentence: It’s time for federal regulation…

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