Can We Stop AI from Outsmarting Humanity?

Posted by Peter Rudin on 3. May 2019 in News

The spectrum of super-intelligent machines doing us harm is not just science fiction, some technologists say.

Jaan Tallinn, an Estonian programmer and investor known for his participation in the development of Skype, strongly promotes the study of existential risk and financially supports a number of institutions engaged in this field. 

His main worries are related to artificial intelligence, unknowns coming from technological development, and biological risk. He believes humanity is not spending enough resources on long-term planning and mitigating threats that could wipe us out as a species.

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