There was an interesting program on BBC tv last night, a program from the Panorama stable called 'Are You Scared Yet, Human? It was about advances in AI around the world, especially in China, where they appear to have their whole citizenship already under total 1984 control.
The battle for supremacy in the field of AI, which experts fear could run out of control.
Here's a follow up article from our favourite, the Daily Mail :-From Amazon’s Alexa to improvements in cancer care, artificial intelligence is changing our world. But today leading tech figures from Silicon Valley worry about the future that’s being created. Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, believes George Orwell's 1984 could become reality by 2024. Panorama has uncovered new evidence of AI being used by police in China to recognise the emotions of detainees in order to help determine guilt or innocence. China has vowed to become the world's AI superpower by 2030, sparking a new arms race with America. Both countries are pouring billions into cutting-edge military tech, including autonomous weapons. AI could usher in a golden age, but without urgent regulation, experts warn we could lose control of artificial intelligence, a prospect, they say, that should scare us all.
Microsoft president Brad Smith warns 'life will become like George Orwell's 1984' by 2024 if lawmakers don't protect the public against AI
Life could become like George Orwell's 1984 within three years if laws aren't introduced to protect the public from artificial intelligence, Microsoft president Brad Smith has warned.
- Speaking to BBC Panorama Brad Smith said laws are needed to control AI
- Artificial Intelligence can take vast datasets and make predictions and calls
- An example given in the show was China using it for surveillance on citizens
- Smith says the world is catching up with science fiction and we must act now
Smith predicts that the kind of controlled, mass surveillance society portrayed by Orwell in his 1949 dystopian novel 'could come to pass in 2024' if more isn't done to curb the spread of AI.
It is going to be difficult for lawmakers to catch up with rapidly advancing artificial intelligence and surveillance technology, he told BBC Panorama during a special exploring China's increasing use of AI to monitor its citizens.
The Microsoft president said: 'If we don't enact the laws that will protect the public in the future, we are going to find the technology racing ahead.'
It is going to be difficult for lawmakers to catch up with rapidly advancing AI technology, Brad Smith told BBC Panorama during an episode exploring China's increasing use of AI to monitor its citizens.