The Guardian | Artificial intelligence, how clever do we want our machines to be?

November 29, 2014

The Guardian — November 29, 2014 | Alex Hern

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How do you fight such an AI? The only way that would work, according to some AI theorists such as Ray Kurzweil, a director of engineering at Google, is to beat it to the punch. Humans have to try to build a smart AI before they make one accidentally. They have to think about ethics first — and then program that into it.

So long as Silicon Valley companies such as Google and Facebook continue to acquire AI firms and hire AI experts, AI’s IQ will continue to rise. [...]