Terminator creator James Cameron says AI has taken over and it's already too late
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With many amazing blockbusters under his belt, director James Cameron believes that Artificial Intelligence may be on the way to making events similar to those in the Terminator a reality.
After almost forty years since the release of the first Terminator movie back in 1984, which detailed the rise in AI capabilities in their own quest to destroy the human race, Cameron thinks that we are closer to the rise up of technology than once thought.
As the director of outlandish yet critically acclaimed films such as Aliens and Avatar, Cameron has proven to have a great level of wonder about the future of technology and what it could mean for the world.
During an appearance on the SmartLess podcast, which is hosted by actors Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes, the director spoke about whether a machine uprising - like the plot of The Terminator - is possible.
Acknowledging the rise in technological advancement in recent decades, Cameron admitted that he wasn’t afraid, but is 'pretty concerned about the potential for misuse of A.I'.
Explaining further, the 68-year-old said: “I think A.I. can be great, but also it could literally be the end of the world.”
While agreeing that there’s a possibility of weaponization, he admits that 'no technology has ever not been weaponized'.
The Oscar winning director also questioned: "And do we really want to be fighting something smarter than us that isn't us on our own world? I don't think so."
A reason for this nervousness about technology could be exasperated due to a recent launch of advanced software by Silicon Valley, called ChatGPT.
This new AI is a chatbot with the ability to mimic a human conversation as well write and debug computer programs or compose music, and student essays which was released by Silicon Valley Engineers in November of last year.
ChatGPT can even write poetry and song lyrics, though it does have its limitations. For example, while it attempts to reduce harmful and deceitful responses, it can sometimes write plausible sounding but incorrect answers which is also known as a condition called Artificial Intelligence Hallucinations.
With hallucinating AI chatbots on the loose, do we really want to take our chances up against Artificial Intelligence in the future? I don't think so.
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