James Cameron pessimistic about artificial intelligence


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Published:September 30, 2017 3:55 pm

James Cameron has collaborated with ‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller to carry forward the ‘Terminator’ franchise. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App It could be business, so the Googles and the other big tech companies,” he said. It has more to do with human nature. “One of the scientists we met with recently, she said: ‘I used to be really, really optimistic, but now I’m just scared.’ Her position on it is probably that we can’t control this. Cameron said that like other previous inventions, artificial intelligence could be weaponised. It’s just (that) they’ve won in a different way,” the director, best known for blockbusters such as ‘Titanic’ and ‘Avatar’, said. Or it’s for defense, in which case you’re taking a machine smarter than a human and teaching it to kill. Neither one of those has a good outcome in my mind,” he said. “… At the very least, they will reflect our best and worst nature because we make them and we programme them. The machines have already won’. But it’s going to take a lot of money. “And if you’re doing it for business, you’re doing it to improve your market share or whatever your business goals are. So you’re essentially taking a machine smarter than a human and teaching it greed. The director said he is often asked the question about man versus machines, a theme that is recurrent in his films. The filmmaker said while technology and humans were co-evolving, there might come a time when artificial intelligence will become too advanced for the human race. ‘Terminator’ revolves around a cyborg assassin who is sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill the woman whose son will one day become a Saviour against machines in a post- apocalyptic future.