A LEADING futurist has claimed that killer robots don’t need to be evil to be driven to wipe-out humanity.

Explaining the singularity, David Wood D.Sc. exclusively told Daily Star Online that the intelligence of future machines will be beyond anything humans can possibly imagine.

Today, AI has only what we call “narrow intelligence”.

This means while AI can be designed to beat humans at chess or chat about Shakespeare, one machine can’t do both at once.But David, co-founder of Transhumanist Party UK, said that in the future, “one of the first things that AI will do is design a better AI”.

This will unleash an unstoppable chain reaction.

“And that new AI, the second AI ,will be better at building better AI and it will read every article on Wikipedia and every scientific journal around the world in every language, and it will realise that some obscure idea, which had largely been ignored by humans, is actually key to improving AI even more,” David said.

“We’ve spent maybe 50 to 100 years building AI — eventually is smarter than humans — and that AI will then spend 100, not years, but months, or weeks, or maybe days, even hours, building a much, much smarter AI.”

The big question then, David added, is: “Would we understand in advance what AI want to do?”

To hammer home how stupid humans will be in the eyes in these super-machines, David compared us to prehistoric apes.

This will unleash an unstoppable chain reaction.

“And that new AI, the second AI ,will be better at building better AI and it will read every article on Wikipedia and every scientific journal around the world in every language, and it will realise that some obscure idea, which had largely been ignored by humans, is actually key to improving AI even more,” David said.

“We’ve spent maybe 50 to 100 years building AI — eventually is smarter than humans — and that AI will then spend 100, not years, but months, or weeks, or maybe days, even hours, building a much, much smarter AI.”

The big question then, David added, is: “Would we understand in advance what AI want to do?”

To hammer home how stupid humans will be in the eyes in these super-machines, David compared us to prehistoric apes.

We will therefore be at the mercy of these new “beings” whose goals are “so far advanced of ours that we can’t conceive it”, he said.

“And we have to hope, in that case, that in their new state, these beings are going to care about us.

“We sort-of care about the apes, but we’ve killed most of them and there are very few of them left.

“If we come up against a bunch of ants and we are building a new office block we don’t think ‘Oh these ants are quit cute, they’re quite clever, look at their network society and their anthills’, we just bulldoze them into oblivion.

“Not because we hate ants, simply because we have other things on our minds.

“So we have to be sure that these AIs of the future, these post-singularity beings, will still have enough respect and care for us humans that they will want to look after us rather than trampling us into oblivion.

“That’s the singularity.”

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Dina Amelia Kalmeta is the Founder and CEO of Your New Life in Christ Ministries - CWW7NEWS. Dina reports on world events as they pertain to Bible Prophecy. Before Your New Life in Christ Ministries, Dina served as a Leader for INCHRIST NETWORK leading teams online and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her mission today is to bring hard evidence that what is taking place in the world isn't just coincidence, but indeed proof that the last days the Bible warned us about are upon us right now.