Oxford academic Dr Stuart Armstrong warns humanity runs the risk of creating super intelligent computers that eventually destroy us all.
An Oxford academic is warning that humanity runs the risk of creating super intelligent computers that eventually destroy us all, even when specifically instructed not to harm people.
Dr Stuart Armstrong, of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, has predicted a future where machines run by artificial intelligence become so indispensable in human lives they eventually make us redundant and take over.
And he says his alarming vision could happen as soon as the next few decades.
Dr Armstrong said: “Humans steer the future not because we’re the strongest or the fastest, but because we’re the smartest.
“When machines become smarter than humans, we’ll be handing them the steering wheel.”
He spoke as films and TV dramas such as Channel 4’s Humans and Ex-Machina, – which both explore the blurred lines between man and robot – have once again tapped into man’s fear of creating a machine that will eventually come to dominate him.
Dr Armstrong envisages machines capable of harnessing such large amounts of computing power, and at speeds inconceivable to the human brain, that they will eventually create global networks with each other – communicating without human interference.
It is at that point that what is called Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) – in contrast to computers that carry out specific, limited, tasks, such as driverless cars – will be able to take over entire transport systems, national economies, financial markets, healthcare systems and product distribution.
“Anything you can imagine the human race doing over the next 100 years there’s the possibility AGI will do very, very fast,” he said.
Source: The Telegraph, UK.
What these secular humanists are saying, reveals to us to truth. In particular the wickedness inside the heart of a man.
Jeremiah 17:9 (New King James)
“The heart is deceitful above all things,
And desperately wicked;
Who can know it?
What the secular humanists do not take into account, is the existence of a living God, who created mankind. Man is in his fallen nature destined for God’s wrath. Nothing could be more ironic, than God permitted the man to destroy him self. As a fruit of his free will.
God has reacted sternly against His creation more than once. Before the flood God even regretted that he had created a being with a free will do do evil.
The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.”
Only the family of Noah found mercy, and hindered God from making all his creation null and void.
At the end of the age, the sin and rebellion of man will reach its Zenit. God will not drown mankind, but burn the Earth with fire. The Earth is bound for total destruction.
Than how can a man escape the coming wrath, and be saved?
God is love. Agape, unconditional. He loved us while we were still sinners, by providing the ultimate solution. He let His only begotten Son pay the penalty we all deserve. We have all sinned, and deserve to be crucified for our sins, and be sent to the everlasting fire of Hell.
Those who obey the Messiah will not. The blood of Jesus the Messiah is the perfect atoning sacrifice that sets me free. I have been forgiven, pardoned. The verdict on my last day of judgment will be “Not guilty”. Not because I deserve this. But because Jesus had paid in full.
Please praise His name, and obey His commandments.
Written by Ivar