The prospect of AI being militarized, the army of AI robots chasing humans

In an interview with Al Jazeera, on August 17, Jaan Tallinn, co-founder of Skype, said that the military AI race could open a deadly future for humanity when artificial intelligence is out of control. .

He said, we may be creating a world full of risks, people can be chased by armies of robots flying in the sky, on the streets.

Mr. Tallinn has founded two organizations dedicated to researching and reducing threats, especially related to AI, the Center for Existing Risk Research and the Cambridge Institute for the Future of Life.

Mr. Tallinn referred to the 2017 sci-fi film Slaughterbots, which depicts a dystopian future when AI on unmanned military equipment surpasses human control, to visualize the army of killer robots on the street. .

According to him, the militarization of AI is one of the most feared threats today because it is difficult to control the technological trajectory. The parties only focused on finding the fastest way to win the advantage, but did not have much time to think about the safest approach.

He also warned, anyone can have a fleet of miniature drones with just money. At that time, the risk of spontaneous attacks exploding is very high.

In 2014, the Future of Life Institute issued a warning about the risk of militarized AI. Many celebrities have voiced support for the center, including billionaire Elon Musk and he donated $ 10 million to the institute in 2015.

However, as ChatGPT and generative AI models are used around the world, the fear of “AI swallows the world” is becoming more and more intense.

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Concerned about the dangers of AI, earlier this year thousands of people including billionaire Elon Musk, Stability AI CEO Emad Mostaque, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and many famous AI professors, signed the Institute’s open letter. The Future of Life calls for technology companies to stop developing AI for six months to develop regulations to limit the risk this technology can pose to people.