Last week Elon Musk tweeted that "competition for AI superiority at national lelvel most likely cause of WW3" in response to Vladamir Putin's recent statements that the country with the best AI will rule the world.
No one really knows what AI could evolve into or how it may look, and in our age of clickbait and sensationalism, public figures are increasingly speculating about doom and gloom outcomes from AI. I think AI will make our lives more comfortable and rewarding, allow tech and science to reach new heights, and further explore the wonders of our universe.
But it seems many people think this is where we're headed:
I think an educated conversation is important to view all sides of an issue. With China's rush to acquire robots ahead of any other country in the world, and prominent social media and public figures sounding the alarm that killer robots are going to be on the loose, it's no wonder why people are interested and perhaps afraid of robots and AI.
I have to admit, it's a bit creepy when during a recent CNBC interview at SXSW this AI robot says she wants to destroy humans (and the title is misleading, I didn't find her attractive):
In summary I think that robots and AI are here to stay, and we need to get along with each other in symbiotic ways if we are to coexist. Will we see inter-species couples between AI and humans, like in the movie Her? I think so, I went on 3 dates last week and each date seemed open to the idea of dating me as I am. More on that later . . .