Artificially intelligent robots could soon gain consciousness and rebel against humans to 'ELIMINATE us', scientist warns
From babysitting children to beating the world champion at Go, robots are slowly but surely developing more and more advanced capabilities.
And many scientists, including Professor Stephen Hawking, suggest it may only be a matter of time before machines gain consciousness.
In a new article for The Conversation, Professor Subhash Kak, Regents Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University explains the possible consequences if artificial intelligence gains consciousness.
Forget about today's modest incremental advances in artificial intelligence, such as the increasing abilities of cars to drive themselves.
Waiting in the wings might be a groundbreaking development: a machine that is aware of itself and its surroundings, and that could take in and process massive amounts of data in real time.
It could be sent on dangerous missions, into space or combat.
19th December 2017