Monday, September 11, 2017 by Martin Mavis
The Health Ranger explains why AI systems threaten the entire world. As Vladimir Putin has warned, whoever develops AI dominance first will rule the world.
Podcast Transcript: “Russian President Vladimir Putin recently warned that whoever develops AI first, I mean breakthrough AI self-aware technology, will rule the world. That’s his warning and it’s a warning that’s interestingly shared by Elon Musk, Stephen Hawkings and others – including myself. I agree with the assessment that AI is the most dangerous super weapon. Go back to World War 2 and the development of the Manhattan Project – a big government project of course to develop the first atomic bomb. It was a successful project. It took billions of dollars. They had to build an entire city of people to work on it. The physicists had to have centrifuge farms for the uranium fuel – a big, big operation, massive … They were successful though. They won the war with Japan using that weapon and in essence, they dominated – the US – the world for a while until other nations got nuclear weapons. That’s how these things go. One country will develop AI first. It will deploy it as a weaponized system. And it’ll talk about how that can happen. Then AI technology will be stolen, shared or sold, and then AI will become more common in the way that nuclear proliferation has taken place over the past 70 years or so…” Listen to the full podcast below: