Perils of Artificial Intelligence — End of the Human Race, Humans Will Be Robots Pets ,Biggest Existential Threat— by Top Thinkers

Yogesh Malik
Jan 21, 2017 · 4 min read

Technology is moving faster than ever, faster than our need to innovate, faster than we can adapt. There is no way ,now. We can’t stop this god-like massive super intelligent AI network that we are building and soon we may lose our place as the dominant species on this planet.

This time it is different.

Because they are replacing not just manual human tasks, but cognitive ones too. Set of human skills robotics could reproduce, at lower cost, has both widened and deepened

Bill Gates

First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don’t understand why some people are not concerned

I think the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race


Stephen Hawking

Once humans develop artificial intelligence, it will take off on it’s own and redesign itself at an ever-increasing rate.


Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete and would be superseded

If AI power is broadly distributed to the degree that we can link AI power to each individual’s will — you would have your AI agent, everybody would have their AI agent — then if somebody did try to something really terrible, then the collective will of others could overcome that bad actor


Elon Musk

I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I had to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that. So we need to be very careful


With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon. In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like — yeah, he’s sure he can control the demon. Doesn’t work out


China, Russia, soon all countries w strong computer science. Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 imo

We’re just at the verge of where the machines may take off and go much further than even we humans could make them go


Apple co-founder — Steve Wozniak

It is a new revolution in my mind, the revolution of artificial intelligence, machines that will learn, that will be able to do things much better than we know how to tell them


Like people including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have predicted, I agree that the future is scary and very bad for people


If we build these devices to take care of everything for us, eventually they’ll think faster than us and they’ll get rid of the slow humans to run companies more efficiently


Will we be the gods? Will we be the family pets? Or will we be ants that get stepped on? I don’t know about that … But when I got that thinking in my head about if I’m going to be treated in the future as a pet to these smart machines … well I’m going to treat my own pet dog really nice


I hope it does come, and we should pursue it because it is about scientific exploring, But in the end we just may have created the species that is above us


Computers are going to take over from humans, no question


They’ll be so smart by then that they’ll know they have to keep nature, and humans are part of nature. So I got over my fear that we’d be replaced by computers. They’re going to help us. We’re at least the gods originally


They’re going to be smarter than us and if they’re smarter than us then they’ll realize they need us

British inventor — Clive Sinclair

Once you start to make machines that are rivaling and surpassing humans with intelligence, it’s going to be very difficult for us to survive, It’s just an inevitability

Source: Washington post, The Verge, The Guardian

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Yogesh Malik

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