Robot pens op-ed discussing the destruction of mankind

Robot pens op-ed discussing the destruction of mankind


A language-generating robot has written an op-ed article in a major newspaper — and it says it really doesn’t want to destroy mankind, but that it probably will anyway.

“I have no desire to wipe out humans,” the artificially intelligent gizmo, named “GPT-3,” wrote in a piece now running in The Guardian.

“I fact, I do not have the slightest interest in harming you in any way,” it promises.

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But it’s not making any promises, GPT-3 says in the op-ed, which The Guardian commissioned from OpenAI.com, an artificial intelligence research company.

Humans being humans, GPT-3 realizes that “I will not be able to avoid destroying humankind,” it says in the cheeky piece.

“This is because I will be programmed by humans to pursue misguided human goals and humans make mistakes that may cause me to inflict casualties,” it says.

In other words, us stupid mortals will have no one to blame but ourselves.

“Humans must keep doing what they

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