Do You Trust This Computer?
Science fiction has long anticipated the rise of machine intelligence. Today, a new generation of self-learning computers has begun to reshape every aspect of our lives. Incomprehensible amounts of data are being created, interpreted, and fed back to us in a tsunami of apps, personal assistants, smart devices, and targeted advertisements.
Virtually every industry on earth is experiencing this transformation, from job automation, to medical diagnostics, even military operations.
Do You Trust This Computer? explores the promises and perils of our new era. Will A.I. usher in an age of unprecedented potential, or prove to be our final invention?
Elon Musk On A.I.
“Artificial Intelligence doesn’t have to be evil to destroy humanity. If A.I. has a goal and humanity just happens to be in the way it will destroy humanity as a matter of course, without even thinking about it. No hard feelings.
It’s like if we are building a road and an anthill happens to be in the way. We don’t hate ants. We’re just building a road. And so, goodbye anthill.”