It appears academia is split. The brightest minds of our time cannot agree whether Artificial Intelligence is the best thing to happen to humanity yet – or our worst nightmare.
Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook is on the pro AI team. He is exacted about all the cool technology we will soon be playing with. Yey! The robots can do all the work we don’t want to do – and Bill Gates suggests we can even make them pay taxes, which we can use pay us all a UBI. Cool.
Elon Musk of Paypal, and Tesla and, what I like to call, “the foremost Mars holiday tours company” is on the anti-AI team. He thinks the only way for humans to survive in an AI-run world will be for us all to become cyborgs, through implanting computer chips in our brains. Sounds amazing.
Who is right? Who knows. In the mean time, watch this.
The pretty little humanoid robot called Sophie (the one who once amicably told her creator “OK, I will destroy humanity”) has just been granted citizenship in Saudia Arabia. (Let’s hope for her sake that Saudi gave her the citizenship rights of a male Saudi citizen, rather than a female one. We’re still going to figure out the whole gender assignment thing when it comes to robots. As if gender isn’t confusing enough already for actual human-humans. Or human rights. Or humanoid robot rights. Wow. What are we getting ourselves into.)
Not creepy. At. All.