AI WARNING: Google chief predicts DIFFICULT TIMES with rise of artificial intelligence

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Paul Martin

ARTIFICIAL intelligence will “enhance” humans but there will be difficulties along the way, one of Google’s top ranking chiefs has warned.

By SEAN MARTIN
Express.co.uk
Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Experts are looking at ways to create AI which will ultimately benefit humanity and Google’s director of engineering, Ray Kurzweil, backs up that theory.

However, he insists mankind will have to endure “difficult episodes” on the way to achieving machine learning which falls in line with our goals.

Mr Kurzweil said at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington, DC, that technology is a “double-edged sword” which has helped and hindered humans, and he expects the same of AI.

The 69-year old said: “Technology has always been a double-edged sword. Fire kept us warm, cooked our food and burned down our houses.

“World War II – 50 million people died, and that was certainly exacerbated by the power of technology at that time.”

However, he dismissed warnings from the likes of Stephen Hawking, who said that AI will eventually replace humans as the dominant force on Earth.

Mr Kurzweil: “My view is not that AI is going to displace us. It’s going to enhance us. It does already.”

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