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Zuckerberg slams Musk's AI 'doomsday' as 'irresponsible'

Daily Mail

When asked his thoughts on AI in light of recent concerns expressed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Zuckerberg explained that he's'really optimistic' about its development, as it holds potential to bring'a dramatic improvement in people's lives.' Zuckerberg is pictured during a recent keynote address During a question-and-answer session at the summer conference of the National Governors Association in Rhode Island., Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned that regulation of artificial intelligence is needed because it's a'fundamental risk to the existence of human civilisation.' When asked his thoughts on AI in light of recent concerns expressed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk (pictured), Zuckerberg explained that he's'really optimistic' about its development, as it holds potential to bring'a dramatic improvement in people's lives' As cars remain one of the top causes of death, he says it's'only a matter of time' before driverless cars become safer than humans behind the wheel. During the summer conference of the National Governors Association in Rhode Island, Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned that regulation of AI is needed because it's a'fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.'


Norway Takes Lead in Race to Build Autonomous Cargo Ships

Wall Street Journal

Petter Ostbo, Yara's head of production who leads the project, said the company would look to invest in bigger ships and use them for longer routes once international regulations are in place for crewless vessels. The International Maritime Organization, which regulates maritime travel, doesn't expect legislation governing crewless ships to be in place before 2020. Shipping executives say autonomous vessels will be popular for short sea routes, but doubt they will replace oceangoing ships that move thousands of containers across continents with an average crew size of around 25. "When the bridge goes on land, it will be something like flying a drone from a command center," said Kongsberg's chief executive, Geir Haoy.


How the rise of artificial intelligence will affect the FS industry

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Machine learning isn't a brand new concept and when we look specifically at the financial services (FS) sector, its noticeable that it has always been one of the lead drivers of new technology trends with data analytics, mobile banking and new payment methods. Banks and financial service providers have undergone sweeping change over the last decade with numerous challenges around regulation, customer experience, start-ups and market volatility. Larger volumes of data and information allows financial services firms to create more accurate models to generate a better fit for different FS products. Whether its supporting customer experience or automating regulatory compliance, FS organisations need to embrace developments in the AI space and plan for how they can support and improve their business in the future.


Norway Takes Lead in Race to Build Autonomous Cargo Ships

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Petter Ostbo, Yara's head of production who leads the project, said the company would look to invest in bigger ships and use them for longer routes once international regulations are in place for crewless vessels. The International Maritime Organization, which regulates maritime travel, doesn't expect legislation governing crewless ships to be in place before 2020. Shipping executives say autonomous vessels will be popular for short sea routes, but doubt they will replace oceangoing ships that move thousands of containers across continents with an average crew size of around 25. "When the bridge goes on land, it will be something like flying a drone from a command center," said Kongsberg's chief executive, Geir Haoy.


Elon Musk Warns Of Artificial Intelligence 'Risk'

International Business Times

Science fiction has regularly dealt with the idea that artificial intelligence (AI) could lead to humanity's end (or at least its near end). In Battlestar Galactica, robots created as servants slowly outgrow their programming and come to the realization that they, not their human creators, should exist. He, of course, did not mention Terminator, Battlestar Galactica, or any other sci-fi doomsday scenario, but he clearly believes one could happen. We should heed Musk's warning and move ahead cautiously.


AI bots will kill us all! Or at least may seriously inconvenience humans

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Analysis Elon Musk – the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and Neuralink, not to mention co-chairman of OpenAI and founder of The Boring Company – is once again warning that artificial intelligence threatens humanity. In an interview at the National Governors Association 2017 Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday, Musk insisted that AI endangers human civilization and called for its regulation. Musk said AI represents a rare case where regulation should be proactive rather than reactive, "because I think by the time we're reactive in AI regulation, it's too late." Musk serves as co-chairman of OpenAI, a non-profit research company founded in late 2015, ostensibly to promote the development of AI that benefits humanity.


This famous roboticist doesn't think Elon Musk understands AI

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Despite [investors who say there is plenty of later-stage funding for robotics], I think it's hard for VCs to understand how long these far-out robotics systems will really take to get to where they can get a return on their investment, and I think that'll be crunch time for some founders. Here's the reason that people – including Elon – make this mistake. When I started Rethink Robotics, it was called Heartland Robotics. But what are the sorts of things that are important to humankind, which the current model of either large companies investing in or VCs investing in, aren't going to solve?


Artificial Intelligence Experts Respond to Elon Musk's Dire Warning for U.S. Governors - D-brief

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In terms of whether Musk's warnings of existential threats regarding Artificial Super-intelligence merit immediate attention, we actually risk large-scale negative and unintended consequences because we're placing exponential growth and shareholder value above societal flourishing metrics as indicators of success for these amazing technologies. The IEEE Global AI Ethics Initiative created Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Wellbeing with Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems to pragmatically help any stakeholders creating these technologies to proactively deal with the general types of ethical issues Musk's concerns bring up. The group of over 250 global AI and Ethics experts were also the inspiration behind the series of IEEE P7000 Standards – Model Process for Addressing Ethical Concerns During System Design currently in progress, designed to create solutions to these issues in a global consensus building process. My biggest concern about AI is designing and proliferating the technology without prioritizing ethical and responsible design or rushing to increase economic growth in a time we so desperately need to focus on environmental and societal sustainability to avoid the existential risks we've already created without the help of AI.


AI Researchers Disagree With Elon Musk's Warnings About Artificial Intelligence

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He's spoken about it so many times, but perhaps not in the strongest terms as when he told U.S. governors that artificial intelligence (AI) poses "a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization." "While there needs to be an open discussion about the societal impacts of AI technology, much of Mr. Musk's oft-repeated concerns seem to focus on the rather far-fetched super-intelligence take-over scenarios," Arizona State University computer scientist Subbarao Kambhampati told Inverse. Both Kambhampati and Ha commented on the premise that Musk -- because of his work in OpenAI, in developing self-driving technologies in Tesla, and his recent Neuralink project -- has access to cutting edge AI technologies so knows what he's talking about. While the technology has seen tremendous advances recently, and some experts think that we're closer to reaching the technological singularity (when computers surpass human-level intelligence), current AI isn't as advanced as those doomsday robots we see in science fiction.


Congress Struggles To Keep Up With Regulations For Self-Driving Cars

NPR

Cars that drive themselves are a thing of the not-so-distant future. But Congress is having a hard time keeping up regulations to go with the technological change.