Julian Assange Warning: AI Will Overpower Human Perception In A Silent Revolution

Swarajya StaffThursday, June 15, 2017 6:19 pm IST
Julian Assange (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
Julian Assange (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Julian Assange, founder and editor of WikiLeaks, has predicted that humans in the future would not be able to match up to Artificial Intelligence-controlled propaganda and its consequences are ‘lost’ on creators envisioning Utopia. In a video released on Twitter, Assange talks of the threat of AI-controlled social media.

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He said there there will be a time when AI will be used to adjust perception.

What is worrying according to Assange is how AI can be used to advance propaganda, and how its super intelligence will surpass human perception to such an extent they can’t even see it happening.

Assange also said he could be wrong and there will be a new group of super humans who can counter this trend.

The WikiLeaks founder also said that engineers involved in AI lack perception about what they’re doing.

Assange said this vision encourages them to work harder and the overpowering cultural and industrial bias will prevent them from perceiving the dystopian results of their work. The normal perception someone would have regarding their work has been supplanted with “this ridiculous quasi-religious model that's it all going to lead to nirvana”, he said.

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