"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.Alan Alda, Morgan Freeman Sign Letter To Stop Killer Robots
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."
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Alan Alda, Morgan Freeman Sign Letter To Stop Killer Robots (ValleyWag)
Another cheery AI reality check by Dan Lyons