Elon Musk has been one of many tech luminaries who have recently intensified their concerns about the threat of Artificial Intelligence run amok. Following a reading of Nick Bostrom’s book Superintelligence, Musk stated that advanced A.I. without proper ethical boundaries are “potentially more dangerous than nukes.” Stephen Hawking has said much the same, and universities such as Cambridge have said that “terminators” are one of the greatest threats to mankind according to their study program Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.
The concern has manifested into serious research being conducted to ensure that robots know their limits. The United Nations has taken up the discussion; the U.S. military is being forced to address the issue; and even one Canadian robot manufacturer has issued an open letter urging his colleagues to proceed with the utmost caution, and to support the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. – See more at: http://www.techswarm.com/2015/01/elon-musk-donates-10m-to-eradicatng.html#sthash.5H69QNgY.dpuf