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New Poll: Will Artificial Intelligence be a threat to Humanity?


New KDnuggets Poll is asking - Will Artificial Intelligence be a threat to Humanity? Please vote if you are human.



By Gregory Piatetsky, @kdnuggets, Dec 12, 2014.

The idea that creatures created by us will threaten us is not new. It has already appeared in medieval Golem stories and 1818 Frankenstein novel. In the very first story where the word "Robot" appeared, 1920 play RUR (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Chapek, the robots rebel against humans.

Many popular movies, such as The Terminator series, 2001, Blade Runner, feature humans in a not always successful fight against AI entities.

However, the rapid rise and successes of AI and Machine Learning has caused prominent scientists to sound alarm.

Recently Stephen Hawking said "AI could be threat to human race" and Elon Musk warned about "AI being an existential threat" to humanity.

On the other hand, full AI is still far away, and may turn out to be a humanity guardian and benefactor, as in Asimov's Foundation stories. There are projects launched to ensure AI can follow rules and be safe.

Here is a BBC report Does rampant AI threaten humanity? which examines both sides of the story.

What do you think? Please vote if you are human.

Will Artificial Intelligence be a threat to Humanity?
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