Spotlight: Should we worry about AI?

South Korean professional Go player Lee Sedol is seen on the screen during the Google DeepMind Challenge Match against Google’s artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, in Seoul, South Korea, March 9, 2016. Lee Sedol lost the first match. (Xinhua/Yao Qilin) by Xinhua writer Guo Shuang LOS ANGELES, July 27 (Xinhua) — The war between tech titans has begun. Some are worried about what artificial intelligence (AI) will mean for humanity, calling for slowing down the process of building it, while others are pretty optimistic. DEBATE For years, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been famous for his skeptical attitude towards AI and suggested it could be dangerous to the future of the human race. Earlier this month, he warned a group of governors at the conference of the National Governors Association that AI is a “fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.” “Transport will be one of the first to go fully autonomous. But when I say everything — the robots will be able to do everything better than us. … I mean all of us,” Musk told the National Governors Association on July 15. “I have exposure to the very cutting edge AI, and I think people…


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