Ex Facebook exec says society will collapse in 30 years

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The rise of robots and artificial intelligence has sent a prominent ex Facebook executive fleeing to the remote woods to hideout in belief that society is nearing collapse. Antonio García Martinez, a former Facebook product manager and Silicon Valley author, became terrified of technology and quit his job to live a life as a recluse with a bucket toilet and assault weapon in the woodlands north of Seattle. 'You may not believe it but it's coming, and it's coming in the form of a self-driving truck that's going to run you over,' he told the BBC in an upcoming two-part BBC documentary'Secrets of Silicon Valley'. Antonio García Martinez, former Facebook product manager, became terrified of technology and quit his lush executive job to live a recluse life with a bucket toilet and assault weapon in the woodlands north of Seattle, where he says Canada is'just a swim or a kayak away' The experts' main concern lies around robots developing their own unique understanding of the world, and even developing a consciousness. Owen Holland, Professor of cognitive robotics at the University of Sussex added: 'The whole of our society, our law, our education, is based around consciousness, making conscious decisions, and if we show that actually that's quite trivial and we reproduce it in an afternoon in a lab, then it could make you think'Well, how important is human life?


Google's Eric Schmidt says Hollywood-driven AI fears as unrealistic

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We are all familiar with the doomsday scenario depicted by many modern films, when artificial intelligence goes bad and takes over the world. But this is not going to happen, according to Google chairman, Eric Schmidt, who claims that super-intelligent robots will someday help use solve problems such as population growth and climate change. During a talk in Cannes, he said AI will be developed for the benefit of humanity and there will be systems in place in case anything goes awry. Artificial intelligence will let scientists solve some of the world's'hard problems.' During a talk in Cannes, Eric Schmidt said AI will be developed for the benefit of humanity and there will be systems in place in case anything goes awry.


Google chairman Eric Schmidt dismisses Hollywood-driven AI fears as unrealistic

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We are all familiar with the doomsday scenario depicted by many modern films, when artificial intelligence goes bad and takes over the world. But this is not going to happen, according to Google chairman, Eric Schmidt, who claims that super-intelligent robots will someday help use solve problems such as population growth and climate change. During a talk in Cannes, he said AI will be developed for the benefit of humanity and there will be systems in place in case anything goes awry. Artificial intelligence will let scientists solve some of the world's'hard problems.' During a talk in Cannes, Eric Schmidt said AI will be developed for the benefit of humanity and there will be systems in place in case anything goes awry.


AI cyber attacks and drones will undermine security

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Terrorists, rogue states and criminals could soon use artificial intelligence to undermine freedom and national security, warns a new report.


We will all be forced to serve under an immoral ROBOT DICTATOR', warns billionaire Elon Musk

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Elon Musk has famously compared AI to'summoning the devil'. Now the Tesla billionaire claims the technology could lead to the creation of immoral robot leaders from which humanity can never escape. His comments were made in the new documentary'Do You Trust This Computer?' by Chris Paine which premiered in Los Angeles last night. Elon Musk has famously compared AI to'summoning the devil'. The documentary explores the potential advantages and dangers of AI.