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Artificial Intelligence Not a Threat: Microsoft's Eric Horvitz Contradicts Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates


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Ben
- 1382 days ago - smh.com.au
Machines will eventually achieve a human-like consciousness but do not pose a threat to the survival of mankind, Microsoft head of research Eric Horvitz says, in comments that place him at odds with technologist Elon Musk



   

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Past Member (0)
Saturday January 31, 2015, 10:01 pm
Pity they don't pose a threat to mankind---not 4 now anyway who knows what the future holds...we need a threat to wake up mankind.
 

Hilary S (65)
Saturday January 31, 2015, 11:10 pm
human intelligence is a pretty big threat already ...
 

Justin Vale (13)
Sunday February 1, 2015, 12:13 am
reading between the lines is scary. this could mean microosoft is close.
 

ALLEN G (19)
Sunday February 1, 2015, 1:43 pm
T.Y.for posting , Ben .
 

Roger G (148)
Sunday February 1, 2015, 2:25 pm
noted, thanks
 

Freya H (345)
Sunday February 1, 2015, 4:23 pm
Only time will tell which side is right. I take arguments on both sides with a grain of salt because we are just barely starting to learn how even the most primitive brains, let alone human ones, function.
 

Mitchell D (81)
Monday February 2, 2015, 8:59 am
Natasha, and Freya, nail it!
One of the things humans are poorest at, is predicting the future. See "The Black Swan," and other books by that same author.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday February 2, 2015, 1:45 pm
Noted. Thanks, Ben. I guess those who have lots of money in the game want to make even more.....and will minimize the risks.
 

Birgit W (160)
Monday February 2, 2015, 2:57 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Monday February 2, 2015, 3:05 pm
noted thnx
 

Helen Porter (39)
Monday February 2, 2015, 11:31 pm
Bold lies paint our way into destruction.
 

Winn A (179)
Tuesday February 3, 2015, 6:38 am
Thanks
 

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday February 3, 2015, 12:37 pm
Not to worry until the robot hacks into his savings account, books a flight to Tahiti and spends the rest of it's unlimited life span basking in the sun, drinking shooters of WD40 and creating lots and lots of offspring with the local beauties.
 

Ben B (18)
Tuesday February 3, 2015, 5:43 pm
^ Now that's funny! lol :-)))
 

reft h (66)
Friday April 3, 2015, 12:59 am
why would I trust anyone at Microsoft.
 
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