LINUX FOUNDER Linus Torvalds has said that artificial intelligence (AI) is nothing to fear, dismissing remarks from the likes of Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak.
Torvalds made his views on AI plain when a Slashdot user quizzed him as to whether he thinks it will be a „great gift“ to mankind or a potential danger.
Debunking Wozniak’s recent claims that humans will become the pets of robots when they take over the world, Torvalds said: „We’ll get AI, and it will almost certainly be through something very much like recurrent neural networks.
„And the thing is, since that kind of AI will need training, it won’t be ‚reliable‘ in the traditional computer sense. It’s not the old rule-based prolog days, when people thought they’d ‚understand‘ what the actual decisions were in an AI.