An AI-controlled US military drone killed its operator during a simulated test. The artificial intelligence used highly unexpected strategies to achieve its mission and attacked anyone who interfered with it." This is how the Guardian, like many Anglo-Saxon media, relayed the remarks made by Colonel Tucker Hamilton, head of "AI Test and Operations" of the US Air Force, at a conference held at the end of May in London. Only problem: the American military drone has never killed its operator, in mission as in simulation. But the story was too good to be artificial.
AI is scary and it sells. This week, Time magazine, which until then had been more on the side of techno-progressives, made the front page of its Asia edition on "The End of Humanity", red background and letters AI (for "artificial intelligence") prominently. Two articles ask how the world should respond to the AI revolution (with a...
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