Robot Takeover

In “The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain, a robot takeover is a doomsday scenario that: a) is portrayed in a wide variety of movies and books, and b) seems to come a little closer every day as robotic innovations appear constantly in the news. Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and advancing hardware creates ever more capable robots, and artificial general intelligence is likely to happen sooner rather than later. These videos help to bring the scenario in this chapter to life:

The Killer Robot Takeover is Inevitable – From the video’s description: “VICE gained exclusive access to a small fleet of US Army bomb disposal robots—the same platforms the military has weaponized—and to a pair of DARPA’s six-foot-tall bipedal humanoid robots. We also meet Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, renowned physicist Max Tegmark, and others who grapple with the specter of artificial intelligence, killer robots, and a technological precedent forged in the atomic age. It’s a story about the evolving relationship between humans and robots, and what AI in machines bodes for the future of war and the human race.”
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What If Machines Took Over?
From the video’s description: “What if one day machines decided that humans were just a waste of resources and started a robocalypse? Imagine the total revolt of every automated device you use. Your self-driving car refused to give you a lift. Your iPhoneX ignored your attempts to unlock it with your face. How bad would this rise of the machines be? After robots take over, would there be any place for humans?”

Artificial General Intelligence

Joe Asks John Carmack “How Close Are We to Artificial Intelligence?”
Answer: “Maybe a decade from now”
Artificial General Intelligence: Humanity’s Last Invention | Ben Goertzel
From the video’s description: “Artificial intelligence has the capability to far surpass our intelligence in a relatively short period of time. But AI expert Ben Goertzel knows that the foundation has to be strong for that artificial brain power to grow exponentially. It’s all good to be super-intelligent, he argues, but if you don’t have rationality and empathy to match it the results will be wasted and we could just end up with an incredible number-cruncher. In this illuminating chat, he makes the case for thinking bigger. Ben Goertzel’s most recent book is AGI Revolution: An Inside View of the Rise of Artificial General Intelligence.”
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The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain lays out this scenario in amazing detail and offers solutions to prevent this doomsday scenario from unfolding. You can order the book today on Amazon and other retailers.