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The Singularity, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love AI

Bishop, Mark (J. M.). 2015. The Singularity, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love AI. In: Vincent Muller, ed. Risks of Artificial Intelligence. Chapman and Hall, pp. 267-280. ISBN 978-1-4987-3482-0 [Book Section]

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Professor Stephen Hawking recently warned about the growing power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to imbue robots with the ability to both replicate them- selves and to increase the rate at which they get smarter - leading to a tipping point or ‘technological singularity’ when they can outsmart humans. In this chapter I will argue that Hawking is essentially correct to flag up an existential danger surrounding widespread deployment of ‘autonomous machines’, but wrong to be so concerned about the singularity, wherein advances in AI effectively makes the human race redundant; in my world AI - with humans in the loop - may yet be a force for good.

Item Type: Book Section
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Computing
Item ID: 17380
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 09:49
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 09:49
URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/17380

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