MUNICH — Google’s former chief executive Eric Schmidt has sadi that a terminator-style artificial intelligence scenarios are just ‘one or two decades away’ as AI technology is developing so quickly it may soon turn against humans.
“Everyone immediately then wants to talk about all the movie-inspired death scenarios, and I can confidently predict to you that they are one to two decades away. So let’s worry about them, but let’s worry about them in a while,” Schmidt told the crowd at the Munich Security Conference in February, as cited by Defense News.
Schmidt, now a fellow at MIT since stepping down as a Google executive in January this year, presents a more realist, rather than alarmist, take on the development of AI.
He maintains that the benefits far outweigh the risks when it comes to AI and that we as a species merely need to keep a tight leash on any and all advancements. He recently highlighted how Google is helping to prevent blindness in diabetics using AI.
China has already begun working on a national AI program and hopes to become the world leader in the technology in the next decade.
Mr Schmidt warned that Europe and the US lagged far behind the Chinese when it came to resource and investment in the field.
The billionaire tech entrepreneur, Elon Musk, has also voiced fears over the potential threat AI technology poses.
“If you’re not concerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea,” he said last year.
Balmiki Education Foundation School students develop robot
BHADRAPUR— Students from Balmiki Education Foundation based in Birtamodh, Jhapa have developed several instruments including robot, drone and censor car.
Eighth grader Roshan Kumar Saha and his colleagues made a robot at the cost of Rs 180,000.
The robot developed by the students was kept at Science Exhibition of the school on Monday.