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August 25, 2009

Debating the Dangers of Intelligent Machines

An article in the New York Times reports on a group of research scientists who recently met at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Monterey Bay, California, to debate advances in artificial intelligence. Some of these advances seem threatening, such as a robot that can seek out a power source and recharge itself or computer viruses that are impossible to eradicate. Part of the researchers' concern is related to the social disruptions that further AI advances could bring. The misuse of AI technology by criminals was another topic of concern.

The researchers who met are leading computer scientists, artificial intelligence researchers and robotics experts. The Conference was organized by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, which will be issuing a report later this year. The meeting could prove to be pivotal to the field of AI.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at August 25, 2009 12:54 AM
category: Philosophy of Computing

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