So this week in a Reddit A.M.A with Bill Gates he said that he is scared of artificial intelligence. But does not know why we humans are not scared of computers taking over. In the future computers will be doing a lot of the work for us and maybe take some job from us. They will not be that smart from start but will learn as they go a long.
Bill Gates is in the same boat as Elon Musk who said that we should be worried about A.I becoming a treat to us. Stephen Hawking as well is worried about how A.I will “spell the end for the human race”.
Bill Gates answer to a A.M.A question about this topic.
“I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence. First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well.”A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don’t understand why some people are not concerned.”
Many of these smart people don’t understand why humans are not scared about this topic. I was talking with my dad about this topic on why Bill Gates does not understand this and why we are not afraid. Now before I give you his answer to this question I thought about this long and hard and could not think of a simple answer. Him and I were talking for about 10 mins and he gave me his answer to the question.
“Because we are smarter than computer minds” my dad
A simple answer which took be back a bit for a while. I was think long and hard, he gave me the answer in a few words and seconds. Now he is not a technology type of person I have to help him out, let’s just say I am his personal support. We are the creators of these machines we make them we feed them information. They are our helpers in our lives we can not live without them. But we are their fathers/mothers we control their specs this is why we humans are not afraid of artificial intelligence. I can see why Bill, Elon, and Stephen are scared of a.i but really we should not be.
I am a Christian so I go to church every Sunday. My dad left me a passage in the bible which is from Revelation 5:12
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and praise!”
What I take from this verse is God gave us the power, wealth, and wisdom. From a biblical view point God made us stronger and smarter we should not be scared from a.i taking over the world.