Scientists Says: Humans Will Not Be Able to Control Artificial Intelligence


Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have posed several ethical dilemmas, one of which is whether humanity can control autonomous machines.


An international team of researchers has warned of the potential risks of creating overly powerful and standalone software. Using a series of theoretical calculations, scientists have come to the conclusion that it is impossible to completely control such an AI. Scientists have experimented with two ways to control artificial intelligence. 


One of them is to isolate AI from the Net and other devices, limiting contact with the outside world. The problem is that this method will significantly reduce the ability of the AI ​​to perform the functions for which it was designed.


Another way is to develop a "theoretical containment algorithm" to ensure that artificial intelligence "cannot harm humans under any circumstances." However, the analysis of the existing computer paradigm showed that such an algorithm cannot be created. 


No algorithm can determine if AI will harm the world. As the researchers noted, humanity may not even know when superintelligent systems will emerge, because the decision about whether a device has superior intelligence lies in the same realm as the problem of containment.


Experts from the Trend Micro conducted a survey of IT-managers of the role of AI in the near future. The survey found that 41% of CIOs believe AI will replace their role by 2030.


Only 9% of respondents were confident that artificial intelligence would definitely not replace their jobs over the next decade. In fact, nearly a third of those surveyed (32%) said that AI technology will eventually work to fully automate all cybersecurity without human intervention.


Among all respondents, 19% believe that attackers using AI to expand their arsenal will be commonplace by 2025.


About a quarter (24%) of the CIOs surveyed also said that by 2030, access to information will be tied to biometric or DNA data, making it impossible for unauthorized access.


In the shorter term, respondents also predicted that by 2025 most organizations will significantly reduce their real estate investments as telecommuting will become the norm (22%). Nationwide, 5G will be a fully transformed network with security infrastructure (21%), and security will be self-managed and automated using AI (15%).


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