Thursday, October 09, 2014

Elon Musk worries AI could delete humans along with spam - CNET

Probably not intended to be a joke

""I don't think anyone realizes how quickly artificial intelligence is advancing. Particularly if [the machine is] involved in recursive self-improvement . . . and its utility function is something that's detrimental to humanity, then it will have a very bad effect," Musk told Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Apsen Institute.

"If its [function] is just something like getting rid of e-mail spam and it determines the best way of getting rid of spam is getting rid of humans . . . " Musk trailed off to chuckles from the crowd."
Elon Musk worries AI could delete humans along with spam - CNET
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