Elon Musk has said that AI is the greatest threat to our existence. Is it inevitable? Will our machine overlords be here to enslave us all any day now?
There seems to be a lot of films recently that point in this direction. Terminator, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ex Machina. All of these films offer a bleak future for us humans. It was refreshing to watch the “Her” film in class as it offers us an alternative – coexisting with AI. Why isn’t this as prevalent in films and pop culture as our destruction at the hands of machines are? It could perhaps be because we’re arriving at that point. The point where our technology is aware. We already have AI that exists – there’s SIRI, Cortana and even the machines that the NSA has to launch cyber attacks. The future may be a lot closer than we think.