Beware of Siri, Google Now and Cortana

The words come from a group of researchers with Stephen Hawking in the lead, who warns that Sci-Fi can be truly.

“Success in the creation of artificial intelligence can be the biggest event in man’s history. Unfortunately, it may also be the last. “ So reads a passage in an article authored by four researchers and professors, including the famous Stephen Hawking.

Hawking, Stuart Russell, Max Tegmark and Frank Wilczek, as the remaining rightly States, writing in the post, that the progress we have seen today in the field of artificial intelligence, can pale in comparison to the opportunities that lie in the future.

The four mentions super computer Watson, who has won the quiz program Jeopardy!, Google’s self propelled cars and the personal assistants Siri, Cortana and Google Now as examples of how close to real artificial intelligence we really are, and the resources to develop projects such as these will be only more and more.

The benefits can be enormous, but there are also large risks of going too far in development. The post says that there is no natural law that says that a computer can’t be smarter than a human.

We achieve the level of technology, the authors fear that the machines will be able to invent things and awake, as people do not understand at all. The machines will also be able to develop even more and more out of our control.

In fact, we already see today something similar within the financial sector, where algorithms manages many share trades. Some of the algorithms have been developed to a point where they that wrote them originally, have difficulty understanding them.

The post ends by telling that there are some who research in this issue and then a question.

“If aliens told us that in a few decades they would come, we would then just say ‘ okay, one for when you are here, so we let the light be switched on. ‘? Probably not, but that is what happens with artificial intelligent. “

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