Cambridge University Launches Artificial Intelligence Research Centre
Isaac Asimov said it best, in his 1950 science fiction short story collection, i, Robot:
"A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.”
And while we're still a way off the kind of robots imagined by Asimov and the makers of recent movies such as Ex Machina, there's a lot to think about if we are going to seriously put our brains to work on machines capable of independent thought.
Last night, the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, launched with the blessing of theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, and AI pioneer Professor Maggie Boden. To celebrate, naturally, I've put together a few pieces of creative work. As always with these things, be aware that they're not official, they're just me having fun.
Congratulations to everyone at the CFI in Cambridge, and to the guys at Onespacemedia for a great site build.