On October 10 the European Space Agency (ESA) sent a message to the stars, ignoring dire warnings from science fiction writers and scientists including Stephen Hawking.
Around 1,000 people involved in the robotics industry have signed a letter urging a ban on artificial intelligence arms. An arms race could unfold where the winner is the one who makes the best robot killer. According to some of the brightest minds in the industry, including Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and Stephen Hawking, feel that AI technology applied to warfare can be a “threat” to humanity.
Many others also signed a letter that was presented at a conference in Argentina. The goal is to get governments to understand the seriousness of allowing an artificial intelligence arms race to develop.
Elon Musk has been one of the louder voices in opposition to [...]
Russian billionaire venture capitalist Yuri Milner, an early investor in Facebook, Twitter, Alibaba, Groupon and many other tech companies, announced that he is funding with $100 million two global Breakthrough Initiatives to search for intelligent life in the universe.
The Future of Life Institute, a research and outreach organization working to mitigate existential risks facing humanity, currently focusing on potential risks from the development of human-level artificial intelligence, has issued an open letter to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) community.