Monday, November 26, 2018

advancing robotics, retreating (wo)man

“When a robot kills a human, who takes the blame?”
In his new documentary, The Truth About Killer Robots, [Maxim] Pozdorovkin traces all manner of dangers – economic, psychological, moral and, yes, mortal – posed to our species by automation and robotics. “This idea of a single, malevolent AI being that can harm us, the Terminator trope … I think it’s created a tremendous blind spot,” he said to the Guardian....
“[It gets us] thinking about something that we’re heading towards in the future, something that will one day hurt us. If you look at the effects of automation broadly, globally, right now, it’s much more pervasive. The things happening – de-skilling, the loss of human dignity associated with traditional labor – they will have a devastating effect much sooner than that long-distance threat of unchecked AI.”....
The movie is said to be on HBO tonight.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, Dangerous; I don’t disagree, the civilized world has been able to consider the consequences of the factory, automation, robotics and artifucial intelligence for years now. It’s like Climate Change. The people with the power won’t help.

    Stil, I’d take a Reasonable and Progressive AI over a Trump.