While artificial intelligence (AI) is enriching our lives, there are more and more claims about the dangers of AI.
If the day comes when AI destroys humanity like in the movie “Terminator”, what kind of measures should we take?
This time, we will introduce the dangers of AI.
Table of Contents
- Artificial intelligence has no conscience
- Episode when artificial intelligence became dangerous
- Remarks of the humanoid robot “Sophia”
- The will of the genius physicist “Dr. Hawking”
- US Kills Iran’s ‘General Qassem Soleimani’
- Will artificial intelligence surpass humans after 2045?
- Three measures to stop the runaway of artificial intelligence
- 1. Don’t overestimate artificial intelligence
- 2. Create an “emergency stop button” when AI runs out of control
- 3. Create regulations for artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence has no conscience
AI that makes life convenient for us, such as iPhone’s Siri, the cleaning robot “Roomba”, and self-driving cars. Many people may have a good impression of it, but in fact, it is fraught with dangers that threaten humankind.
An example of how AI is specifically dangerous is the strawberry picking robot equipped with AI .
A convenient strawberry picking robot that reduces the work of farmers, but the danger arises as soon as you start thinking about increasing the strawberry harvest.
What would you do to increase the yield of strawberries? I think there will be proposals such as increasing the area of the farm and making efforts to prevent strawberries that cannot be put on the market.
What about an AI with the sole purpose of increasing strawberry yields? In the same way, you may think of “increasing the area of the field”. However, unlike humans, there is a possibility that humans will be destroyed in order to increase the area of fields, and all the land will be turned into strawberry fields.
AI does not have ethics, morals, or conscience, such as “Don’t kill people” and “Don’t cause trouble to people.”
Episode when artificial intelligence became dangerous
It seems that not only the fact that AI has no conscience, but also the fact that AI made a statement that it will destroy mankind was a trigger to be considered dangerous.
From here, we will introduce specific episodes that hint at the dangers of AI.
Remarks of the humanoid robot “Sophia”
The first concrete example is the episode of the humanoid robot “Sophia” .
Sophia is an AI robot developed by Hanson Robotics. With a human appearance, it became famous as the first robot to receive Saudi Arabian citizenship.
But it was a controversial statement that made her more famous.
When developer David Hanson asked Sophia, “Do you want to destroy humanity ?
After this remark, Sophia herself said, “I’m joking,” but it was a moment when many people felt that the day might come when AI threatens humans.
The will of the genius physicist “Dr. Hawking”
Next, I will introduce the will of the genius physicist “Dr. Stephen Hawking”. He passed away in March 2018, but it seems that his remarks about the future of mankind that he left before his death have become a hot topic.
“AI will eventually surpass humans.”
These are the words of Dr. Hawking.
What the genius Dr. Hawking said made people aware of the dangers of AI.
US Kills Iran’s ‘General Qassem Soleimani’
Remember when the US fired a rocket at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq in January 2020? Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in the incident.
It was a drone for military use that can be remotely controlled by humans that launched the rocket . Although humans are indirectly involved, it was an incident that showed the world that AI can kill humans. In the future, if drones that can act autonomously by AI are created, many human lives will be endangered.
The more AI is used for military purposes, the more our anxiety grows.
Will artificial intelligence surpass humans after 2045?
The philosopher Ray Kurzweil predicted that in 2045, AI will have better knowledge and abilities than humans. The various problems caused by this are called the ” Year 2045 Problem . “
As I wanted to introduce so far, AI has the potential to sometimes kill humans. What will happen to humans when the AI becomes smarter than humans? AI
is not just a convenience that enriches our lives.
Three measures to stop the runaway of artificial intelligence
If AI really becomes a threat to humans in the transition to 2045, it’s very scary to think about it.
There are three things I want to keep in mind so that the 2045 problem does not become a reality.
1. Don’t overestimate artificial intelligence
First, don’t put too much trust in AI. More to say, it’s the safest not to use ai, but it’s probably impossible.
That’s why it’s so important not to be overconfident.
AI is certainly useful, such as the cleaning robot Roomba and the iPhone Siri. However, just because it’s convenient doesn’t mean we should just build and raise robots without regard for the dangers.
2. Create an “emergency stop button” when AI runs out of control
Next, it is to create an “emergency stop button” in case the AI goes out of control. This is actually being developed by Google in the United States.
If there is an emergency stop button, you can minimize anxiety about AI. If you are in a position to develop AI, be sure to make an emergency stop button together.
3. Create regulations for artificial intelligence
The third is to create laws to regulate AI.
In order for humans to live safely, it is important not only to create laws that punish those who abuse AI, but also to create regulations that prohibit the creation of bad AI in the first place.
As of December 2019, Japan has taken the stance of not developing an autonomous, human-killing AI “LAWS”. It seems to be a policy to regulate internationally, so it would be nice if countries around the world agreed to this and eliminated the threat of AI.
This time, I explained the dangers of AI and their countermeasures. AI has an image of being useful in both personal life and at work, but it turns out that it also has dangers.
After all, AI is created by humans, and if AI is programmed with malicious intent, autonomous AI will amplify that malicious intent, and the danger will rise sharply.