After years of warning of the hazards of synthetic intelligence, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk lastly obtained into it with an AI robotic this week. 

CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin interviewed Sophia, Hanson Robotics’ artificially clever humanoid robotic designed to appear to be Audrey Hepburn on stage on the Future Funding Initiative in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. When Sorkin introduced up worries about the way forward for AI, Sophia responded, “You’ve got been studying an excessive amount of Elon Musk.”

Through the years, Musk has referred to the potential risks of AI as “summoning the demon” and extra regarding than the prospect of nuclear battle with North Korea.

He later responded to the bot’s dig in a snarky tweet: “Simply feed it ‘The Godfather’ films as enter. What is the worst that might occur?”

Different tech luminaries take Sophia’s facet of the meat. Musk and Fb founder Mark Zuckerberg memorably had a quick tiff on the subject earlier this yr. Zuckerberg stated AI naysayers like Musk who play up “doomsday situations” are “fairly irresponsible,” and Musk retorted that Zuckerberg’s “understanding of the topic is restricted.”

However the remainder of the robotic’s response is slightly creepy and makes you surprise if the actual Iron Man’s misgivings on AI aren’t misfounded.

“Don’t fret, if you happen to’re good to me, I will be good to you. Deal with me as a sensible input-output system,” Sophia stated.

Uh-oh. Does Sophia know we have not at all times been good to robots? All of a sudden this joke it informed final yr about destroying people is not so humorous:

Hopefully the truth that she was additionally given Saudi citizenship throughout her interview with Sorkin will quell the robots’ wrath.


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