Sam Harris says that Creation of AI as Inevitable more than a Possibility

It is already an established fact that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to be the face of future technology or may be even the world. Sam Harris, a neuroscientist and philosopher have exclaimed that such a drastic level of progress also might hit the danger bells.

Researchers and scientists around the world are busy in their laboratories to  design and invent the machines that can do anything and everything. However, over time there might arise a situation where the human created robot might wage a war against humans.

In a TED talk, Sam Harris has shared his views about the exceptional speed at which technology is marching forward. He further added that the kind of super intelligence AI holds as not only possible but as inevitable. As the world marches towards development through a process of day by day progress in the technological field, one day we might end up in a situation where Artificial Intelligence becomes superior to humans, argues Harris.

He explained that in the future automated machines would start looking at humans as humans now look at ants. Whenever the interests of machines do not align with that of the humans, AI can go ahead to destroy such obstacles, humans.

Harris is not alone in warning against potential threats AI can pose in future. Nevertheless, such scholars and scientists are not outrightly rejecting the invention of AI. They are just shedding some light on the possible events that can happen if care is not taken in AI creation.

Popular supports of AI like, Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates are requesting for an ethical debate on the development of Artificial Intelligence.

Sam is an American philosopher, author, and neuroscientist. He is famous for his criticism he made against religion. This is primarily the reason for being dubbed as one of the “Four Horsemen of New Atheism.”



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