With Artificial Intelligence (AI) becoming a reality, what’s to stop machines from growing smart enough to wipe us all out? With film and TV dramatizations such as Terminator, The Matrix and Westworld taking centre stage in popular culture, it’s important to think if what they depict is actually a possibility.

According to Sophos Data Scientists Madeline Schiappa and Ethan Rudd, an AI takeover is very unlikely. In fact, they warn against the irrational panic and suggest looking into just how much machines are achieving compared to human-level intelligence.

Some giants of the tech and science community — Elon Musk and Steven Hawking among them  have publicly worried that artificial intelligence (AI) could someday be the end of mankind. Amongst other things, Musk has suggested that governments should start regulating algorithms to thwart a hostile AI takeover.

 

For more information, please refer to the following Naked Security article or Madeline and Ethan’s full length article on Sophos’ sister site, Sophos News.

Image sources Sophos

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO in the transport industry, mobile tech fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia/Microsoft VIP, HTC Specialist, Multiple forum supporter with worldwide top rankings, I also work in the background in the mobile technology sector, weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show and Cavan TV.Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger.Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.

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