What’s the first emotion you’d give an AI that might kill you? Yes, fear • The Register

As artificially-intelligent software continues to outperform humans, it’s natural to be anxious about the future. What exactly is stopping a neural network, hard at work, from accidentally hurting or killing us all?

The horror of a blundering AI injuring people has been explored heavily in science fiction; to this day, boffins have been trying to stop fiction from turning into fact.

They’re trying to get computers to never forget the consequences of serious errors of judgement. They’re attempting to condition AI agents to “fear.”

Machines can’t actually feel fear like humans can. It’s a complex biological function that is triggered by a variety of stimuli and is extremely difficult, or maybe even impossible, to recreate in code.

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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