As we have advanced into the digital era from the industrial revolution, the speed of advancement has never been seen in the history of mankind. When we entered the 1970s, we have reached a point of no return in which the transistor count in computer's CPU is doubling every two years. This phenomenon was predicted similarly by Moore's law, which it states that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every 18 months.
Recently, a computer scientist, Steve Omohundro, published a paper titled, "Autonomous technology and the greater human good".
In his paper, he gives a realistic warning about how the inescapable future may be, and self-aware killing machines will be self-turned on to destroy us all. It seems unavoidable because there is no trust between country to country, government to government since everyone wants to be the first to invent something more powerful than the previous invention. The military wants to deploy more destructive weapon and most efficient way to accomplish its military goal. Drones have been gained popularity recently in the news. We learned that they had the capability to identify a target and destroy it, whether or not a target is a person or an object. When drones combine with self-aware artificial intelligence, it will be a recipe for human destruction. It sounds like Skynet in the movie Terminator. With the recently purchased company called Boston Dynamics by Google, building a self-aware Terminator is closer than you think. We should incorporate our moral values into AI before it's too late.
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