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Humans could be controlled by robots, AI firm’s founder warns

Key idea:  Robots could end up controlling humanity, the founder of an artificial intelligence firm has warned..

Original author and publication date: Gwyn Wright (Yahoo News) – May 14, 2023

Futurizonte Editor’s Note: New generations are the future and, therefore, their education would and should be useful.

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Emad Mostaque, 40, who founded Stability AI three years ago, said this could happen in a “worst case scenario” and humans could be told “goodbye, you’re kind of boring”.

However, governments could soon be shocked into regulating the machines by an event that suddenly makes their impact real, he added.

In an interview with the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg On Sunday programme, he said: “If you have a more capable thing than you, what is democracy in that kind of environment?

“This is a known unknown because we can’t conceive of something more capable than us but we all know people more capable than us.

“My personal belief is that it will be like that movie Her with Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix, humans are a bit boring and it will be like ‘goodbye, you’re kind of boring’, but I could be wrong.

“It deserves to be discussed in a public sphere, if we have agents more capable than us that we cannot control, that are going across the internet and hooked up and they achieve a level of automation, what does that mean?

“The worst case scenario is that it proliferates and basically it controls humanity because you could have a million things replicating effectively, but we don’t know.”

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