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TED BATMAN COLLEGE / 9-A Artificial Intelligence- Does It Mean The End? Murat ADAK 52 Machines are becoming more intelligent than people. Does it mean the end? Can an artificial intelligence develop smarter versions of itself? Neil Jacobstein, Head of the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Robots at the University of California Singularity says ‘Maybe. I don’t think artificial intelligence can have any moral costs. If we start working now, it can significantly improve our chances of getting rid of uncontrolled artificial intelligence’. Professor Stephen Hawking joined the list of experts who were concerned about what would happen after mankind developed a truly intelligent device or software. Hawking was worried that artificial intelligence could mean the end of human life. The same concerns were raised last October by Tesla’s owner, Elon Musk. Musk said that artificial intelligence, which has reached difficult levels to control, is the ‘greatest threat’ to the human generation. Musk says he wonders if brutal artificial intelligence will bring us to an end. Oxford University professor Nick Bostrom said that in the next century we may experience an apocalypse in artificial intelligence management. Google’s chief engineer, Ray Kurzweilde, is concerned about artificial intelligence, but for other reasons. ‘Not everyone who works on artificial intelligence finds these concerns important. However, since society thinks so, the issue should be taken more seriously. It is best to stand in the middle of the two ends. There’s no reason to panic right now. I don’t think we will develop an artificial intelligence at the human level in the next 10-20 years.’ People have different ideas about artificial intelligence, and the future will show which one is right. In the future, we can make things easier by using artificial intelligence. Or artificial intelligence can go beyond our control and try to destroy humanity. We’ll wait and see…