1 in 5 experts feel artificial intelligence could pose a threat

It looks like 1 in 5 experts feel AI could pose a threat.

Published Thu, May 28 2015 6:30 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:07 PM CST

Will artificial intelligence pose a threat to mankind? Around 18 percent of AI experts feel there could be an 'existential threat' to mankind, a new report from Oxford University indicates. Oxford University researchers interviewed 500 AI experts and half of those surveyed appear optimistic, saying AI should be "good" or "extremely good" for humans.

1 in 5 experts feel artificial intelligence could pose a threat | TweakTown.com

AI will match human ability between 2040 and 2075, with an eventual transition to "super intelligence" within the next century.

... this creation could, in turn, create yet higher intelligence, which could, in turn, create yet higher intelligence, and so on... so we might generate a growth well beyond human ability and perhaps even an accelerating rate of growth: an 'intelligence explosion,'" according to the paper.

Tech experts ranging from Elon Musk and Bill Gates to Stephen Hawking feel AI pose a threat to humans, but no one is really sure what to expect.

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