Jeff Bezos has also expressed concerns about killer AI.
"I think autonomous weapons are extremely scary," said Bezos at the George W. Bush Presidential Center's Forum on Leadership in April. The artificial intelligence tech that "we already know and understand are perfectly adequate" to create these kinds of weapons said Bezos, "and these weapons, some of the ideas that people have for these weapons, are in fact very scary."
Meanwhile, AI also has the potential to do a lot of good for humanity, Gates said, because it can sort vast quantities of data much more proficiently and efficiently than humans.
"When I see it applied to something that without AI, it is just too complex, we never would have seen how that system works, that I feel like, 'Wow, that is a very good thing.'"
For example, said Gates, the "nature of these technologies to find patterns and insights...is a chance to do something in terms of social science policy, particularly education policy, also, you know, health care quality, health care cost — it's a chance to take systems that are inherently complex in nature," Gates said.
"These systems should help us look not just at correlations but try interventions and see causation, as well. So it's a chance to supercharge the social sciences."
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