(FillGapper Koen, FillGap News) According to an article from CNBC “Artificial Intelligence has replaced mobile in the company’s overall mission”
We all get that Mobile is gone. That market was already taken by Apple and Google. They had a change if they would have build phones like the MS Surface’s Pro series. But then again, Mobile’s are build around an entire ecosystem where Android & iOS are Kings. But let’s not go down that road for now. We are talking today about Robots stealing our jobs, and more.
So Microsoft is going to put all his cards into AI. Mmm.. if you have read our previous article about Facebook then you are aware about the dangers of AI.
Before we dig into that, let’s first give you a heads up about Artificial Intelligence
From SIRI to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI) is progressing rapidly. While science fiction often portrays AI as robots with human-like characteristics, AI can encompass anything from Google’s search algorithms to IBM’s Watson to autonomous weapons.
Artificial intelligence today is properly known as narrow AI (or weak AI), in that it is designed to perform a narrow task (e.g. only facial recognition or only internet searches or only driving a car). However, the long-term goal of many researchers is to create general AI (AGI or strong AI). While narrow AI may outperform humans at whatever its specific task is, like playing chess or solving equations, AGI would outperform humans at nearly every cognitive task.
So now that we got you up to speed with that, let dig deeper into the danger of AI taking over the world.
First, I don’t think computers will take over the world soon. However, there has been a lack of clarity about when and how the takeover of machines will occur, but one leading researcher has now mapped out AI’s future progress. Arend Hintz, assistant professor of integrative biology & computer science and engineering at Michigan State University, says the rise of AI truly began in the 1990s with “reactive machines”. Mr Hintz said that the most basic types of AI are neither able to form memories or learn from past experiences, pointing to IBM’s chess-playing supercomputer, Deep Blue, which managed to beat chess world champion Garry Kasparov in 1997.
So will the next Terminator stepping up our porch? No, that will not happen the next 50 years or later… The first danger that will occur is that we will able to create Quantum computers that will break any code that we create. Or that they will deviate from their tasks like with Facebook AI’s research on the chat bots. If you look at an interview from Dr Michio Kaku (theoretical physicist) you’ll see that we are far from there. We have today automated self-killing machines but they are not self-aware. And believe me, Elon Musk is on to something, but for very long term.