Will Super Intelligent Computers Become an Existential Threat to Humanity?

Alan McQuinn July 1, 2015
July 1, 2015

Alan McQuinn highlights the key takeaways from ITIF's debate on the future of artificial intelligence in Innovation Files. The panelists disagreed somewhat over the timeline for how long it will be until machines are able to exhibit the level of super human intelligence that some worry about—anywhere from 5 to 150 years. However, they generally agreed that researchers should consider research efforts that ensure machines perform as designed and do not create unintended consequences.