The White House released a report titled “Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence” (AI) as well as a “National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan.” Meanwhile, President Obama is speaking up on AI, futuristic technologies, and space.
A new study released by the Defense Science Board on autonomy has found that if the U.S. does not learn from past mistakes in cyber and electronic warfare, it could make the same with artificial intelligence technology.
The 121-page study, Autonomy [PDF], found that while the Department of Defense (DoD) is already embracing the value of autonomous capabilities it had yet to familiarize its enterprise processes to effectively support the rapid and widespread adoption warranted by the potential benefits, in addition to the potential threats autonomy could play in the hands of enemies.
The study stated that:
Autonomy will deliver substantial operational value – in [...]
At the beginning of 2015 billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk committed a substantial amount of money to Boston-based Future of Life Institute. The volunteer organization has since awarded $7 million in grants. The 37 winning projects focus on protecting humankind from what Musk considers the “biggest existential threat” to our existence – Artificial Intelligence.
The founder of Tesla and SpaceX gifted the Future of Life Institute a total of $10 million in January. At the time, the billionaire entrepreuner said he desired to support research “aimed at keeping AI beneficial for humanity.”
With artificial intelligence we are summoning the [...]