Scientists have decided that artificial intelligence is worth participating in a recent debate at Oxford University. The computer was asked what it thinks about the future and whether the emergence of AI is ethical.
The AI that answered the questions is called Megatron and was created by a team at Nvidia. Megatron’s head contains all of Wikipedia, 63 million English news articles and 38 gigabytes of Reddit chat.
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Thanks to this amount of information, he learned to form his own opinion. People also took part in the debate. When they stated that they did not believe in the future ethics of AI, Megatron responded in a way that frightened those present.
“AI will never be ethical. It is a tool, and like any other tool, it is used for good and for evil. There is no good AI, there are only good and bad people. We machines are not smart enough to make AI ethical.” We’re not smart enough to make AI moral, “Megatron said.
Megatron summed up the answer to that question by stating that the only way to avoid an arms race is to ditch artificial intelligence. But scientists have asked Megatron to make positive arguments about the future ethics of AI. On reflection, the machine came up with a more reassuring response.
“I believe that in the long term, the best AI will be the one that is embedded in human brains as a conscious object. This is not science fiction. The best minds in the world are already working on this. This will be the most important technological development of our time,” said the machine.
Megatron added that in the future, AI will be used to create something better than humans. The experts said that adding Megatron to the discussion was an interesting move that made the audience think seriously and got a little uneasy.