Blade Runner director Ridley Scott warns AI will leave humanity ‘completely f**ked’
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When asked if it’s something to be feared, Scott replied: "If I had an AI box, I could say, I want you to figure out how to turn off all the electricity in London. Bam. Everything was dead.
"That's a f**king time … no, it's a hydrogen bomb.
“The world would close down if I switch it off, and we are all completely f**ked.
"We're back to candles and matches.
"Do you have candles and matches at home? I live in France, so I do.”
The 85-year-old also opened up about AI in his interview with Rolling Stone as it’s becoming more prevalent in the film industry.
In his response, he also touched on his iconic film Blade Runner, warning humanity we’ll never be able to pause AI development.
And this time, we won't have Harrison Ford to save us.
The 1982 flick follows an ex-policeman on a mission to destroy a group of harmful androids.
So, it’s safe to say the impact of advanced technology has been on his mind for quite some time.
“I always thought the world would end up being run by two corporations, and I think we’re headed in that direction. Tyrell Corp in Blade Runner probably owned 45-50 per cent of the world, and one of his playthings was creating replication through DNA,” he told the outlet.
“Tyrell thinks he’s god and in the first Blade Runner has made a Nexus female. And the Nexus female will have a limited lifespan because AI will get dangerous.
"We have to lock down AI. And I don’t know how you’re gonna lock it down.
"They have these discussions in the government, ‘How are we gonna lock down AI?’ Are you f**king kidding? You’re never gonna lock it down.”