Stephen Hawking Says A.I. Could Be Our 'Worst Mistake In History'
You have to understand Stephen Hawking's mind is literally trapped in a body that has betrayed him. Sadly, the only thing he can do is think. The things he's been able to imagine and calculate using the power of his mind alone is mindboggling. However, and this is a very important thing - he is still human. He is as much influenced by human bias as the next person. We can easily fear those things which we do not understand, and fear makes us take stances or actions that often fall outside the bounds of rationality. He treats AI as he would a more advanced Human civilization. Computers are exceptionally good at calculation. Now the one things that computers can do very well - far better than humans - is make decisions based on logic. Computers are cooperative engines, believe it or not. SAI won't have fear - not like that.
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