Many were shocked when Google developed artificial
intelligence, AlphaGo, defeated South Korean 'Go' champion, Lee Se-Dol.
According to Professor Jonathan Tapson, not only should we be shocked, but also
concerned, that AI can out smart humans at our own game.
"AlphaGo's win over one of the world's best
players has reignited fears over the pervasive application of deep learning and
AI in our future – fears famously expressed by Elon Musk as 'our greatest
existential threat'", said Prof. Tapson.
Prof. Tapson asks if an AI like AlphaGo can
defeat someone in a way that no one had considered before, how many other ways
is artificial intelligence defying human limits in real life situation like
trading on the stock market?
"How do you prevent an AI from using such
methods when you don't actually know what its methods are? Especially when the
method it's using, while unethical, may be undiscovered by human traders –
literally, unknown to humankind?
"It's farcical to think that we will be
able to predict or manage the worst-case behaviour of AIs when we can't actually
imagine their probable behaviour."
Read more from Prof. Tapson's article, plus
what he thinks we could do to stop AI from out smarting us, http://bit.ly/1Ro9KS5