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Hawking, Musk and other leaders join forces to reject autonomous weapons and military AI

We have already spoken on multiple occasions about the institution Future of life financed by great leaders in science and technology such as Elon Musk and whose resources are destined to work and global research focused on maintaining the positive ends of Artificial Intelligence (AI), that is, ensuring ethical and secure sutrato. For his part, we have known how other characters like Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking have expressed their fear on the subject.

Well, once again, great figures like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, in addition to other brilliant scientists and researchers in the field of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, have agreed to indicate in an open letter the essential thing to do to avoid the spread of autonomous weapons, equipped with Artificial Intelligence, what they think is the third revolution in the field of war after the gunpowder and nuclear weapons. The letter will be officially presented and within a few hours at the IJCAI 2015 event that is already being held in Buenos Aires.

Although it is best to read it completely to assess such complete arguments, it is worth reviewing some of them. For example, it stands out that if a military power advances without limit with the development of AI, its foreign peers will continue in an inevitable arms race; The dangerous thing is that, unlike the costly to manufacture nuclear weapons, the wave will not only be joined by powers, but any uncontrolled government will be able to choose to dissuade and eliminate whoever they want with intelligent weapons that they can also obtain from any black market.

Sure, it's not about paranoia but about considering the real dangers of the tremendous advancement of AI no longer estimated for decades to come but for years to come. The good thing is that there is a precedent and it is the control of chemical and biological weapons whose scientists and researchers have also tried to bring together, at least most of them, with ethics and human well-being as a standard.

Anyway, for those who want to distribute the letter among relatives and acquaintances, the simplest thing is to share the shortened URL https: //tinyurl.com/awletter, e.g. on social networks, to point to your original site.

More information: Future of Life website | Image: Terminator Genisys