I hope so. Otherwise, the possible dissolution of a council created to help define ethics in AI because of 2 of the members holding views and positions that are EXTREMELY questionable, ethically speaking, will be lost on it:
I mean, it’s almost laughable, if not so disturbing. One of the people is closely aligned with defense manufacturers, and the other an ultra-conservative who holds some very divisive, non-inclusive viewpoints. One could argue that they are trying to make sure all viewpoints are represented. However, I woud argue that when it comes to ethics, there are SEVERAL viewpoints that absolutely need to be excluded if we want AI that is going to be as non-biased and altruistic as possible.
This is a perfect example of why, when people say there is nothing to worry about with this stuff, my first thought is “you are clearly not paying close enough attention.” I’m relieved to know that several Google employees were, and are taking action.
both are based on AI and the concept of autonomous decision making, no need for a human to call the shots (literally and figuratively lol)
both refer to defense related systems with the ability to kill humans
both promise to make us safer and help us, but that may or may not end up being the case
both were implemented before much thought was given to the possibility or ramifications of AI gaining sentience
So what is the major difference between the 2, other than the names, which are eerily similar? Well, the biggest one is that Skynet is, of course, the fictional system in the “Terminator” movies that ultimately decides humans are a threat and attempts to wipe us out.
Skyborg on the other hand is real. Yes, it’s almost unbelievable they would actually name something that, but indeed, the USAF has a program to develop autonomous pilots called Skyborg:
Is it just me, or is it almost beyond creepy, as if someone is trying to mess with all of us, that they gave it a name so close to Skynet…? And honestly, Skyborg sounds even creepier to me!
This is the kind of stuff I like to post – stuff that doesn’t seem to get a lot of press, not many people seem to know or hear about, but is definitely worth some attention. There’s this whole whacky conspiracy idea out there about predicitive programming, and a lot of it is seriously laughable. But every now and then, something like this comes out, and makes me go “hmmmm…”