AI, AI, AI. I am sure that we all know about Artificial Intelligence. Sure it can have some awesome, awesome effects just like this case of a car driving a phone thanks to AI. But it can also have some negative consequences. Like the development of the Killer, Terminator like robots. Lol, I am just joking. Or am I.....
See, while speaking at the Munich Security Conference in late February, former Google and Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt predicted that we'll be seeing "movie-inspired" killer robots within the next 20 years. He said, "Everyone immediately then wants to talk about all the movie-inspired death scenarios, and I can confidently predict to you that they are one to two decades away, So let's worry about them, but let's worry about them in a while."
However, even though Schmidt believes that killer robots are inevitable, he doesn't believe that they will turn against their human creators, à la "TeTerminator. "You've been watching too many movies," He said. "Let me be clear: Humans will remain in charge of Artificial Intelligence for the rest of time."
Furthermore, a number of other tech giants have warned against the development of so-called killer robots, most notably SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. In 2017, Musk called artificial intelligence "a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization" and predicted that AI "will be the best or worst thing ever for humanity."
Also, during the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons in November, the Future of Life Institute developed an eerie "Black-Mirror"-like scripted video warning against humanity's development of autonomous weapons.
Mind you, Eric Schmidt was the executive chairman of Google from 2001 to 2017, and executive chairman of Alphabet from 2015 to 2017. So yeah, the man knows what he is talking about.