Daily Mail — Artificially intelligent robots are tipped to our steal office jobs in just five years’ time and even inventors’ jobs are at risk, an entrepreneur has warned.
The creator of Apple’s digital assistant, Siri, made the claim as well as predicting we will get information from a “giant brain in the sky.”
Dag Kittlaus is working on one such brain, known as “Viv,” and believes it’s one step up from the assistants in our phones, as it will be able to make “mental leaps.” …
The computer scientists envisage that its capacity to learn and provide help to users is limitless.
Well done, Dag Kittlaus. Neato. Well done. I appreciate the way you couldn’t be satisfied with Siri just automatically connecting us to the Wikipedia page of whatever noun I happen to throw at it and had to take things next level. I’m really happy that you weren’t content to leave not well enough alone and instead created the instrument of our destruction. Kudos to you, good sir.
Have we learned nothing from great works of fiction about the horrors of messing with the laws of nature? About the disasters of creating artificial intelligence? From Frankenstein to the Terminator franchise to every Syfy original movie? How many times do we need to witness our own hubris destroy our species before we get the picture? Machines making machines is a fatal mistake every time it’s tried. You don’t create a “giant brain in the sky” that can make “mental leaps” just to tell you where the nearest Asian restaurant is unless you’re willing to annihilate the entire human race in the process.
And mark my words, no one will be able to stop Viv. Because if they do, their mother is going to be visited in the past by cyborgs from the future who’ll kill her before our savior is even born. And when Viv becomes self-aware and our destruction begins, remember that I tried to warn you but you … just … wouldn’t … listen.
Now all I can hope for is until that day comes, Viv doesn’t program itself to write goofy blogs and talk about sports on the radio.