Experts Believe That Artificial Intelligence Will Turn Back Humanity in Evolution
The conviction that the future of our civilization is the technology of artificial intelligence, thanks to which we will be able to make breakthroughs in many fields of science, which will result in improving the quality of our lives.
Meanwhile, our future may not be drawn in such a rosy color as it seems to us. This is indicated by the latest research from the well-known Pew Research organization. It collected data from world-class experts on the latest technologies. The research was to show what the future of artificial intelligence technology will look like and its impact on humanity.
It turns out that one-third of experts are sure that artificial intelligence will worsen the situation of mankind until 2030, and only individuals will benefit from it. Pew Research conducted its research and analyzes on 979 technology pioneers, including innovators, scientists, activists, programmers, and business and policy leaders.
The organization asked experts whether AI technologies would increase human capabilities and strengthen our position, and whether they would reduce human autonomy and will. Despite the fact that the majority of specialists, 63% said that they hope people will be better in 2030, and 37% think that it will be worse, then practically everyone, regardless of whether they are optimists or not, have expressed their concerns for the long-term impact of these technologies on the basic elements of being human.
These opinions should not be surprising, because while in two decades, AI technologies will be conducive to our development on every level, in the long run, when algorithms start to outweigh people’s capabilities, they will become a threat to the entire population, especially when developed by people, who will have hostile intentions towards the world.
“AI affects government agencies that it allows by creating technologies with significant intellectual abilities to monitor, enforce and even punish individuals.” Those who know how to use them will have tremendous potential power over those who do not or can not. “- said Greg Shannon, Chief Scientist at CERT Division Carnegie Mellon.
Experts also emphasized that the development of artificial intelligence technology may have an adverse effect on the labor market. This is not only about eliminating many jobs that can be automated, but about the problem of adapting the economic system of many countries and educating people towards servicing new technologies. At the moment, only around 700,000 people live in the world (0.1% of the population) who are involved in the development of AI technology.
“2030 is not a distant future. In my opinion, innovations, such as the Internet and neural networks of artificial intelligence, bring huge short-term benefits as well as long-term negatives that can last for decades before we master them, “said Andrew McLaughlin, executive director of the Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale.
Improving the existence of people can also be the same threat to our future as the lack of perspectives. It involves losing the sense of life and shaping the sense of existential irrelevance, which is the final result of the lack of priorities for human well-being and the desire to learn. This state can prevail for many decades and ultimately result in a deterioration of the quality of life of millions of people across the planet.
“I think it is more likely that we will use this power to make the world a better place. For example, we can virtually eliminate global poverty, significantly reduce diseases and provide better education to almost everyone in the world. At the same time, we must counter the use of AI to increase the concentration of wealth and power, which will limit many people in development and will help to create even more terrifying weapons, “said Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the digital economy initiative department at MIT.
University of Montreal, work on the draft rules governing AI was completed. 100 world-renowned experts have discussed global regulation. Together, they prepared a code containing 10 principles regarding the future of robot development and artificial intelligence