An AI expert revealed that ‘killer robots’ are a bigger threat to the human race than climate change.
Dr. David Levy, a leading artificial intelligence expert, said in an interview with the Daily Star Online that ‘a Greta Thunberg of the robot world’ is needed to prevent global devastation because of the increasing number of drones.
“There are all sorts of possibilities of robots behaving badly, not just because the wrong data is used or a design fault. But also because of malicious intervention by people who have the skills to hack into robots and control it,” Dr. Levi said to Daily Star Online.
“There should be laws to deal with such situations but the whole process of developing laws is very slow.”
He continued: “I think this is a genuine fear of mine, that the speed and growth of AI is going to be so fast that it will completely outstrip the possibilities of governments to consider the laws they need to bring in to deal with a robot future.
“Something needs to be done, there needs to be a Greta Thunberg of the AI world.”
In 2019, London Gatwick airport had a problem because of a drone disrupting not only grounding flights on the runway but also air traffic.
“Within a year we have this airport incident where drones close this airport and we have huge amounts of money and cause tens of thousands of passengers to miss their flights because the airport is closed,” Dr. Levy said.
“And that’s just drones wandering around the airspace not doing very much. Imagine what will happen when terrorists get hold of a drone they can get for £200 and add to it a little resin and fly it into the middle of Trafalgar Square.
“I think governments have been far too lax in the way they are addressing or not addressing these problems.”
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