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Why is controlling AI so important?

Thijs Pepping
November 10, 2016

Have you ever thought of controlling AI? Neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris explores fears regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI). We should be scared says Harris; we are creating an incredible technology which will have the power to destroy us. It is non-argumantative, to say that ‘We shouldn’t worry, because we have still 10, 50 or 100 years to go before AI will have (super) human intelligence.‘ What would we do if some aliens told us they would arrive in 50 years to Earth? We would probably feel some urgency to make preparations… Harris argues we should feel the same urgency regarding AI.  

About the author

Trend Analyst VINT | Netherlands
Thijs Pepping is a humanistic trend analyst in the field of new technologies. He is part of the think tank within SogetiLabs and in his work he continuously wonders and analyses what the impact of New Technologies is on our lives, organizations and society.


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