Microsoft Chief Brad Smith wants AI to be controlled by 2024

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Microsoft President Brad Smith has issued a warning against the use of Artificial Intelligence technology and said that if the tech remains uncontrolled, and then it can spell doom on mankind by 2024.

 

Explaining his viewpoint with an example in an interview with BBC, Smith said that AI is being used by technologists to make predictions and make calls just by analyzing content from huge datasets. 

 

For instance, the latest surveillance program of China came into the media limelight in 2020 where it was learned that the country was keeping a large section of people under the watchful eye of big brother to curtail crime using Artificial Intelligence. And that can change the world on a drastic note as the law is seen breaching the privacy of its citizen under the name of national security.

 

Note 1– China is trying its best to become a world leader in the field of artificial intelligence by 2030 as it has won more than 3000 AI patents than the US and was way ahead in 2019 i.e. the period before the Wuhan Virus aka Covid 19 crippled the entire world with the pandemic.

 

Note 2- In George Orwell’s book 1984, the government was able to see anything and everything its populace was speaking and indulging and this could soon be a reality by 2024.

 

Note 3- Is Smith against the use of AI- no not at all said the gentleman as he just wants the government to maintain control over the technology use and development before it is too late.

 

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security