Self-Aware Systems

Autonomous Systems Paper and Media Interest

My paper “Autonomous Technology and the Greater Human Good” was recently published in the Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence. I’m grateful to the publisher, Taylor and Francis, for making the paper freely accessible at:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0952813X.2014.895111%20#.U10rifk8AUB

and for sending out a press release about the paper:

http://news.cision.com/taylor—francis/r/chess-robots-to-cause-judgment-day-,c9570497

This has led to the paper becoming the most downloaded JETAI paper ever!

The interest has led a quite a number of articles exploring the content of the paper. While most focus on the potential dangers of uncontrolled AIs, some also discuss the approaches to safe development:

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/why-there-will-be-robot-uprising/82783/

http://www.kurzweilai.net/preventing-an-autonomous-systems-arms-race

http://www.tripletremelo.com/scientist-predicts-rise-robots-unless/

http://www.focas-reading-room.eu/external/steve-omohundro-urges-preventing-an-autonomous-weapons-arms-race/view/

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/04/the-global-drone-arms-race-is-becoming-autonomous-researcher-2942638.html

http://eandt.theiet.org/mobile/details.cfm/newsID/199665

http://fortunascorner.com/2014/04/21/preventing-an-autonomous-systems-arms-race/

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/18/scientist-warns-that-the-robot-apocalypse-really-is-coming-unless-steps-are-taken-now/

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/630445-scientists-warn-the-rise-of-ai-will-lead-to-extinction-of-humankind/

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/geekquinox/weird-science-weekly-chess-playing-computers-may-cause-182541778.html

http://www.geek.com/science/ai-researcher-explains-how-to-stop-skynet-from-happening-1591986/

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/sunday-commentary/20140418-talking-points-the-weeks-best-quotes.ece

http://reason.com/archives/2014/03/31/is-skynet-inevitable

http://www.express.be/business/fr/technology/les-robots-peuvent-ils-se-rebeller-contre-les-hommes/204597.htm

http://actualidad.rt.com/ciencias/view/125783-robots-inteligencia-apocalipsis

http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/992/Wetenschap/article/detail/1858680/2014/04/19/De-wetenschap-ontwerpt-robots-die-ons-uiteindelijk-zullen-vermoorden.dhtml

http://adevarul.ro/tech/stiinta/construim-robotii-inteligenti-ucide-viitor-scenariul-negru-filme-schitat-lucrarea-unui-cercetator-1_53550ef80d133766a8f86ad3/index.html