In 2018, artificial intelligence (AI) technology is advancing at a dizzying speed. Hopes that self-driving cars will soon make roads safer and daily commutes more pleasant come with the possibility that, for example, terrorists can program these same vehicles to run over people. A group of 25 leading AI researchers and scholars in the new field of existential risk research have put together a comprehensive overview of the threat landscape in the age of AI. Although the threat is real, if researchers and policy makers work together to prevent possible misuses, they can prevent AI from becoming a new Frankenstein. For policy makers, political activists, managers and employees of tech companies, and AI researchers, getAbstract believes this timely and important overview is a must-read.
In this summary, you will learn
- How cybercriminals, governments and terrorists can use artificial intelligence (AI) for malicious ends;
- How society can protect itself from AI threats; and
- What responsibility AI researchers have when developing new products.
About the Authors
The contributing authors are researchers from several US- and UK-based universities and private institutes, including OpenAI, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Center for a New American Security.