You’d think the founder of Microsoft would be all about the rise of future technologies and artificial intelligence, but Bill Gates is actually slightly afraid of just what all the “machines” might be able to do. He took part in one of Reddit’s Ask Me Anything (AMA) chats recently, and some of his answers to users’ questions seem a bit surprising. Of course there are some rather silly questions thrown into the mix, but when asked about future super intelligence and machines, Gates had this to say:
I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence. First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don’t understand why some people are not concerned.
I’m of the opinion if Bill Gates is concerned about super intelligence, then maybe we should be concerned a little as well. After all, it’s not as if he doesn’t know anything about the subject. It’s unknown precisely when he thinks the machines could become dangerous, but it’s clear he doesn’t believe they’re a danger at the present moment from the rest of his interview.
They’re already running some restaurants in China; I guess we’ll all just have to wait and see what else they’ll be doing in the future. Hopefully they won’t take over any time soon (if ever)!
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SOURCE: Yahoo Tech