Our New Robot Overlords: Why and How They Will Take Over

Track:
Science/Technology
What:
Presentation
When:
15:00, Saturday 1 Aug 2020 NZST (50 minutes)
Where:
Programming - Programme Room 1 (Webinar)
Discussion:
2
Artificial intelligences that despise humanity are a tired sci-fi cliché. Happily, such an outcome would be highly unlikely in reality! Our new robot overlords will actually want to destroy–or, with a great deal of luck, subjugate–us for much less antropomorphic reasons. In this talk, we will present some entry-level theoretical background on what drives an advanced AI is likely to have and how these relate to the subject at hand. Then we will take a look at some potential methods for a superior intellect to take over the world. Finally, we will consider whether it could, in some scenarios, nevertheless be appropriate to simply welcome our new robot overlords.
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