10 THREATS TO MANKIND
- Artificial intelligence
- Killer robots
- Nuclear war
- Climate change
- Asteroid impact
- Loss of reality
- Food shortage
- Particle accelerator
- Tyrannical ruler
You thought Siri was helping you? Bwhaahahah. Seriously though, artificial intelligences are considered by some of our most intelligent humans to be the single cause most likely to end humanity. How so?
The technological singularity (also, simply, the singularity) is the hypothesis that the invention of artificial superintelligence will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization.
According to this hypothesis, an upgradable intelligent agent (such as a computer running software-based artificial general intelligence) would enter a “runaway reaction” of self-
improvement cycles, with each new and more…
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