20 Interesting Quotes about Artificial Intelligence

Renato Francia
Apr 2 · 5 min read
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We are entering an age where Artificial Intelligence is becoming more relevant by the day.

From virtual assistants to industrial robots building our cars and maybe even houses.

But what to feel about these new changes?

Here are some interesting quotes about our vision of artificial intelligence and how we are our future coexistence.

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race….It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.”

Stephen Hawking told the BBC

“Artificial intelligence would be the ultimate version of Google. The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on the web. It would understand exactly what you wanted, and it would give you the right thing. We’re nowhere near doing that now. However, we can get incrementally closer to that, and that is basically what we work on.”

Larry Page, co-founder of Google

“The pace of progress in artificial intelligence (I’m not referring to narrow AI) is incredibly fast. Unless you have direct exposure to groups like Deepmind, you have no idea how fast — it is growing at a pace close to exponential. The risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five-year time frame. 10 years at most.”

Elon Musk wrote in a comment on Edge.org

“The upheavals [of artificial intelligence] can escalate quickly and become scarier and even cataclysmic. Imagine how a medical robot, originally programmed to rid cancer, could conclude that the best way to obliterate cancer is to exterminate humans who are genetically prone to the disease.”

Nick Bilton, tech columnist wrote in the New York Times

“I don’t want to really scare you, but it was alarming how many people I talked to who are highly placed people in AI who have retreats that are sort of ‘bug out’ houses, to which they could flee if it all hits the fan.”

James Barrat, author of Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era, told the Washington Post

“I’m increasingly inclined to think that there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish. I mean with artificial intelligence we’re summoning the demon.”

Elon Musk warned at MIT’s AeroAstro Centennial Symposium

“Some people call this artificial intelligence, but the reality is this technology will enhance us. So instead of artificial intelligence, I think we’ll augment our intelligence.”

Ginni Rometty, ex-chairman, president and CEO of IBM

“I’m more frightened than interested by artificial intelligence — in fact, perhaps fright and interest are not far away from one another. Things can become real in your mind, you can be tricked, and you believe things you wouldn’t ordinarily. A world run by automatons doesn’t seem completely unrealistic anymore. It’s a bit chilling.”

Gemma Whelan, English actress and comedian

“If the government regulates against use of drones or stem cells or artificial intelligence, all that means is that the work and the research leave the borders of that country and go someplace else.”

Peter Diamandis, CEO of the Zero Gravity Corporation

“Artificial intelligence is growing up fast, as are robots whose facial expressions can elicit empathy and make your mirror neurons quiver.”

Diane Ackerman, American poet

“A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.”

Alan Perlis, American computer scientist

“There is no reason and no way that a human mind can keep up with an artificial intelligence machine by 2035.”

Gray Scott, futurist

“By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.”

Eliezer Yudkowsky, American artificial intelligence researcher and writer

“Forget artificial intelligence — in the brave new world of big data, it’s artificial idiocy we should be looking out for.”

Tom Chatfield, British author, broadcaster and tech philosopher

“As more and more artificial intelligence is entering into the world, more and more emotional intelligence must enter into leadership.”

Amit Ray, Famous AI Scientist, Author of Compassionate Artificial Intelligence

“It seems probable that once the machine thinking method had started, it would not take long to outstrip our feeble powers… They would be able to converse with each other to sharpen their wits. At some stage, therefore, we should have to expect the machines to take control.”

Alan Turing, founding father of computer science and artificial intelligence

“We have seen AI providing conversation and comfort to the lonely; we have also seen AI engaging in racial discrimination. Yet the biggest harm that AI is likely to do to individuals in the short term is job displacement, as the amount of work we can automate with AI is vastly larger than before. As leaders, it is incumbent on all of us to make sure we are building a world in which every individual has an opportunity to thrive.”

Andrew Ng, Co-founder and lead of Google Brain

“Robots are not going to replace humans, they are going to make their jobs much more humane. Difficult, demeaning, demanding, dangerous, dull — these are the jobs robots will be taking.”

Sabine Hauert, Co-founder of Robohub.org

“Automation is no longer just a problem for those working in manufacturing. Physical labor was replaced by robots; mental labor is going to be replaced by AI and software.”

Andrew Yang, American entrepreneur, politician, philanthropist, and author

“Our intelligence is what makes us human, and AI is an extension of that quality.”

Yann LeCun Professor, New York University

“As a technologist, I see how AI and the fourth industrial revolution will impact every aspect of people’s lives.”

Fei-Fei Li , Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University.

“It seems probable that once the machine thinking method had started, it would not take long to outstrip our feeble powers… They would be able to converse with each other to sharpen their wits. At some stage therefore, we should have to expect the machines to take control.”

Alan Turing, founding father of computer science and artificial intelligence

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