AI CEO: The Best Way To Avoid Killer Robots Is To Ignore Them

by | Oct 1, 2018 | Headline News | 10 comments

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    The best way to avoid the harm that killer robotics and artificial intelligence can cause is to just ignore it or focus on the good this technology could do for humans “socially,” says CEO Phil Libin.  He even suggests simply “ignoring” the job losses that result from AI.

    Phil Libin, the CEO of All Turtles, a startup that focuses on turning AI-related ideas into commercial products and companies said that humans becoming obsolete should just be ignored and focus should be on the good killer robots can do for society.  In a recent conversation with Business Insider, Libin said this is the same advice he got while learning to ride a motorcycle.

    His instructor taught him that if an accident happened in front of him while he was riding on the highway, such as a semi-truck flipping over, the worst thing to do would be to stare at the truck. Instead, his instructor said, he should focus on the point he needed to get to in order to avoid colliding with the truck.  That advice seems great if you’re on a motorcycle, but when one is discussing AI which will make human labor obsolete, it’s a little more of a tough global concern than that.

    “If you look at what you’re trying to avoid, then you’re going to run into it,” said Libin, who previously founded Evernote. “You’ve got to look at where you want to be,” he said according to Business Insider.  But with singularity quickly approaching, is there time to ignore the obvious negative impacts of AI?

    Jürgen Schmidhuber, who is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at AI company NNAISENSE, the Director of the Swiss AI lab IDSIA, and heralded by some as the “father of artificial intelligence” is confident that the singularity “is just 30 years away. If the trend doesn’t break, and there will be rather cheap computational devices that have as many connections as your brain but are much faster,” he said. “There is no doubt in my mind that AIs are going to become super smart,” Schmidhuber says.

    When biological life emerged from chemical evolution, 3.5 billion years ago, a random combination of simple, lifeless elements kickstarted the explosion of species populating the planet today. Something of comparable magnitude may be about to happen. “Now the universe is making a similar step forward from lower complexity to higher complexity,” Schmidhuber beams. “And it’s going to be awesome.” But will it really be awesome when human beings are made obsolete by their very creations? -SHTFPlan

    A recent warning from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) declared that thousands of jobs are already being lost to robots and those with the lowest wages are likely to be hardest hit. As it becomes more expensive to hire people for work because of government interventions such as minimum wage hikes and overbearing regulations, more companies are shifting to robotics to save money on labor.

    Ray Kurzweil, Google’s chief of engineering, has said that the work happening right now “will change the nature of humanity itself.” He said robots “will reach human intelligence by 2029 and life as we know it will end in 2045.”  There is a risk that technology will overtake humanity and make human society irrelevant at best and extinct at worst.


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      1. =ie never mind the man behind the curtain .just payup!!

      2. GMAFB

      3. You’re not building, earning, or thinking in sustainable terms, yet blame a machine for your downfall.

        I watched restorationists, saying that a 200yrs old building, was built from 200yrs old trees, 200yrs ago. They came from (still) cleared land, adjacent. Noone bothered to make seeds or cuttings, for the replacements, in that same place.

        What if those trees had been felled with a telescoping arm. What if the wood had been milled with microprocessors. Is that the problem?

        You have cemented-over springs, pastures, and orchards, saying the land quit producing. Feral,old trees still fruit, the untended head of grain still matures, and the odd, escaped cow still manages. Automation did not cause the failure.

      4. I have 2 very big positives going for me: I am neither rich, nor young.

        My heart goes out to those that happen to be in one of the above categories. If you are young, you are screwed. If you are rich, and you survive, I cannot foresee how your life will be better off.

        This world has problems that man has created. BUT, man did not create all problems in this world. Rushing to implement change, technology, rules, and regulations, without considering the ramifications, has gotten us to where we are now. Do you honestly believe that rushing AI will actually improve anything?

        • Content, AI and robots are destined to fail.

      5. IGNORE JOB LOSSES? Like Kevin2 would say, GTFOOH! I guess I’m also expected to “ignore” any robot that comes to harm and/or kill me? No way. The robot will be destroyed, period!

        • The Deplorable Renegade

          You took the acronym right out of my mouth.

          There is a saying about ostriches putting their head in a hole in the ground thats applicable. We ignored Wall Street and the Finance Sectors banditry post Glass-Steagall. We ignored one sided trade deals while watching the middle class atrophy. We ignored President Eisenhower’s warning about the Military Industrial Complex and gave approval for bullshit wars by doing nothing until the cost and body bags got too much attention. We’re Alfred E. Neuman of MAD Magazine, ‘What me worry”?

      6. I agree that very specific configured robots will reduce the need for lower skilled workers and replace those workers. Factories/jobs that do repetitious actions in a controlled environment, should be practical very soon only requiring repair technicians and process engineers.
        What AI doesn’t do well is adapt and correct for random events, of course many people can’t do that very well either, but the world is full of random events.
        AI may approach human intelligence but I don’t think it will approach our creativity.

      7. Part of this AI push must include wiping out much of humankind. Sounds like a sick existence not worthy of living. Humans had their shot and failed miserably. Why anyone votes as if it matters is a mystery. Game set and match over. Life was basically meaningless as tools for the elite.

      8. .50 BMG API…..problem solved……..

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