Skype's co-founder, Jaan Tallinn, is trying to keep humanity safe from the existential threats of artificial intelligence.
"Creating an AI is like launching a rocket"
The rapid pace of research into artificial intelligence, and the scale of the potential benefits of technology show that companies have many reasons to develop artificial intelligence or AI or artificial intelligence without counting risks.
At the beginning of this year, Elon Musk, δημιουργός της Tesla και της SpaceX, δώρισε 10 millions dollars in Future of Life Institute to fund a global research program that aims to make sure AI will benefit the human race. The institute is a volunteer research firm co-founded in March of last year by Jaan Tallinn, one of the most renowned tech entrepreneurs for his role as a founding technician of Skype and Kazaa.
The Boston Institute focuses on research into the discovery of possible risks from the development of artificial intelligence on a human level. Board members and scientific advisers include names such as Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and several University professors, MIT, Oxford, University of California, Berkeley, and Cambridge, among others.
“Building an AI is like launching a rocket. The first challenge is to maximize acceleration, but once it starts to accelerate, one should focus on the steering wheel,” said Jaan Tallinn at the time of Musk's donation.
Ο Jaan Tallinn δήλωσε στο ZDNet ότι, χάρη στην εμπειρία, σχεδόν μιας δεκαετίας στον κλάδο των τυχερών παιχνιδιών, πάντα ενδιαφερόταν για την τεχνητή νοημοσύνη, αλλά και για την εξασφάλιση της better safetyof technology.
In 1986 at the age of just 16, he began his career writing software for a local 8-bit computer assembly company for use in public schools. Three years later, Jaan Tallinn was involved in the creation of Kosmonaut, the first Estonian computer game to be released outside the country. In 1993 he founded Bluemoon Software, with which he created and developed the protocol FastTrack P2P which the acquaintance used application Kazaa music.
After that, along with his colleagues and co-founders of Bluemoon Ahti Heinla and Priit Kasesalu, Tallinn created the software for Skype or Whatsapp, using Kazaa's backend.
Τα τελευταία χρόνια, το ενδιαφέρον του για διάφορα αναδυόμενους τομείς της τεχνολογίας έχει αυξηθεί. Για παράδειγμα, ίδρυσε μια εξατομικευμένη ιατρική εταιρεία συμβούλων την Metamed το 2012 και ήταν πρώιμος επενδυτής στον τομέα της τεχνητής νοημοσύνης στην εταιρεία DeepMind Technologies, η οποία εξαγοράστηκε από την Google πέρυσι για περίπου 650 εκατομμύρια δολάρια.
It has also co-founded two organizations studying the risk of artificial intelligence for humans: In addition to Future of Life Institute, helped to establish it Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) along with professors of Cambridge Huw Price and Martin Rees.
Technology and its implications for the future of humanity have always been something very exciting for him.
According to Jaan Tallinn, humanity is faced with a number of different dangers stemming from the rapid development of artificial intelligence, and it is not only the technological uniqueness that must concern us.
"If we count the potential trillions of lives that are still unborn, then existential dangers prevail more than anything else. (talks about technological uniqueness). "If we only count the lives of people who are already living, then there are other challenges, such as smart systems that will disrupt the labor market."
Jaan Tallinn believes that rules and agreements on the development of artificial intelligence should come from industry and not from international political institutions.
"I have not seen any indication that policymakers can understand AI security issues," he said.
But we at iGuRu.gr continue to have our reservations. Who among you trusts Google, or him Elon Musk
If the goal of Jaan Tallinn's wishes and statements is to define a framework from today's industry and leave other institutions out, who will control and delimit the industry itself?