Researchers Pen Severe Report About AI's Threat to Humanity
on 22 February 2018
Assembling in Oxford, 26 researchers from 14 organizations have drafted a 100-page report on the dangers artificial intelligence poses the future of humanity. As VICE notes, AI is already all around us, operating background processes in everything from medicine to finance. The two-day conference declared that superhuman artificial intelligence can be turned on humanity and those working in the field must take the potential misuse into consideration now during their work. Of their concerns, digital and physical security made the list, as well as "deepfakes," where famous actors faces are seamlessly applied to porn stars in action—damaging, of course, to particular humans.