Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Alan Alda, Morgan Freeman Sign Letter To Stop Killer Robots (ValleyWag)

Another cheery AI reality check by Dan Lyons

"The institute was co-founded by Jaan Tallinn, one of the co-founders of Skype. Its "scientific advisory board" (see here) includes Stephen Hawking (a smart person), a bunch of professors from MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and Cambridge (fine), as well as Elon Musk (um ... not sure) and finally, those two notable artificial intelligence experts, Alan Alda and Morgan Freeman.

No seriously, those two guys are on the list. Alda is described as an "actor, writer, director, and science communicator." Freeman is an "actor, director, narrator and science communicator." Honestly, I loved Morgan Freeman in March of the Penguins, and if he's scared about AI, then so am I. Actually I was scared even before this but if Freeman is on board then I am even more convinced that the end is nigh for humans."
Alan Alda, Morgan Freeman Sign Letter To Stop Killer Robots
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