This isn’t a topic that is relatively new. It’s been discussed for ages. A point where people fear the rise of AI and the point it will take over humanity. Humanity is obsessed with itself, with advancing itself and making things easier for themselves. But all this sometimes becomes unnecessary, and people can grow to the point where they lose a sense of the basics and forget the things that really matter, and thus turns into a loss of connection with nature. So many people argue that this development is not a way of making things easier for life, but rather a distraction to make people sluggish.
Technology has come to a point where activities require people to sit for long periods of time, which will have long term negative effects on a person’s health. And now people have come to a position where they no longer need to leave their house to get anything they need. With these home devices and smart speakers, no one knows who could be listening to them in their own homes.
Fewer people that are “awake”
Elon Musk, a well-known billionaire, entrepreneur, and investor has been one of the biggest voices on this pending situation. He himself knows of the troubles that are to face humanity should this technology progress to a point it can teach itself. In a recent article, he is noted to call AI “more dangerous than nukes”.
Those that only see from a business perspective and see AI development as innovation have said that Musk’s ideas are less than ridiculous. It’s the flaw in the individuals that ignore the signs all around a society that are led to a downfall sooner than later. Musk stated “They (those that are for AI improvement) think they know more than they do, and think they are smarter than they actually are. This tends to plague smart people.”
Musk’s statements are ones that are beginning to make people think. With an artificial intelligence that has a type 2 or 3 AI, where it has the capability to understand human emotion and retain knowledge and memory, people have put more of these machines in situations where they are able to learn more by themselves. This results in what Musk says will be a point humans can no longer manage AI in a safe way.
Being Unaware and Reckless
So many companies involved in this “AI movement” only seem to be invested in profits and a means to stay in the public eye. A simple malfunction is nothing compared to the other success they’ve had and profit that comes with it. In another recent article from the Forbes, it details how various businesses have launched projects and machines without builders and company heads knowing the risks involved. Another company manufacturing light detection sensors had an unsuccessful product as a truck using them failed to switch on, and thus killed an innocent bystander. Their response was less than sympathetic or concerned.
This type of behavior and recklessness will be the start of a demoralized ideas in technology, with the public put in harm’s way.