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Are We Safe From Self Aware Robots?

The threat posed by artificial intelligence is discussed by UBC postdoc Justin Hart in a new article in CIO.

New Scientist recently reported a robot became self-aware after it recognized the sound of its own voice in a test by a New York lab.

“The test also shines light on what it means for humans to be conscious. What robots can never have, which humans have is phenomenological consciousness: ‘the first-hand experience of conscious thought,’” said Justin Hart, post doctoral fellow at UBC’s Collaborative Advanced Robotics Intelligent Systems Laboratory.

Link to the full article on CIO.

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