Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots

It made my blood boil, yesterday, when I came across a Facebook thread of people joking facetiously about the future implications of AI and robot technology so I've decided to repost this article from The Guardian by Samuel Gibbs   An Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block…Read more Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots

Elon Musk: AI ‘vastly more risky than North Korea’

Tesla head warns of dangers of AI and pushes for regulation as OpenAI he backed beats best human players in online DotA 2 championship. Elon Musk has warned again about the dangers of artificial intelligence, saying that it poses “vastly more risk” than the apparent nuclear capabilities of North Korea does. read more

AI learns to write its own code by stealing from other programs

By Matt Reynolds OUT of the way, human, I’ve got this covered. A machine learning system has gained the ability to write its own code. Created by researchers at Microsoft and the University of Cambridge, the system, called DeepCoder, solved basic challenges of the kind set by programming competitions. This kind of approach could make…Read more AI learns to write its own code by stealing from other programs