10 Threats Worse Than Artificial Intelligence - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

10 Threats Worse Than Artificial Intelligence
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Author
1/4/2015 | 5:13:38 PM
Re: Influenza deaths
>That is 3,000 to 49,000 deaths PER YEAR

User Rank: Ninja
12/31/2014 | 5:20:28 PM
Re: Stupid software
It is my belief that some scientists and innovators are living in a world completely different than regular people. It is very clear that our current world and population are facing some real threats which are impact the quality of live not just of the U.S, but of the world.  We should focus our energies to reduce such problems.  The issue is that people with innovative ideas and money are focusing on imaginative threats such as trying to project the world form evil AI.  These are first world problems like weird al yankovic will say
User Rank: Apprentice
12/31/2014 | 3:17:25 PM
Re: Stupid software
Quite a logical and compelling argument the author makes.....but that is the problem. It is linear logical thinking bound within a current paradigm. Brilliant People like Hawking and Musk are not constrained in this manner. I won't be around to worry about it, but I certainly entertain the very distinct possibility that these two have accurately synthesized exponential thinking in many emerging technologies to predict this outcome.
User Rank: Strategist
12/31/2014 | 10:54:49 AM
Influenza deaths
The article says:

"A 2010 study estimated that there were somewhere between 3,000 and 49,000 flu-related deaths in the US from the 1976-1977 flu season to the 2006-2007 flu season."

That is 3,000 to 49,000 deaths PER YEAR, not over the whole time period of the study.

User Rank: Ninja
12/30/2014 | 12:19:39 PM
Re: Stupid software

While the threat of Stupid Software(or shall I say Dumb Software mistakes made by Developers) can't be understated neither can we understate the Threat of Super-intelligent Nationstate Software .

Have you heard of Operation Aurora?

What about SOMALGET?

More Information can be found HERE-https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/12/04/nsa-auroragold-hack-cellphones & https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/05/19/data-pirates-caribbean-nsa-recording-every-cell-phone-call-bahamas

These are clearly threats which can't be understated today.

Can they?


David F. Carr
David F. Carr,
User Rank: Author
12/30/2014 | 11:21:38 AM
Stupid software
Good point that we are under much more of a threat from stupid software than super-intelligent software.

State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
COVID-19: Using Data to Map Infections, Hospital Beds, and More
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  3/25/2020
Enterprise Guide to Robotic Process Automation
Cathleen Gagne, Managing Editor, InformationWeek,  3/23/2020
How Startup Innovation Can Help Enterprises Face COVID-19
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  3/24/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
IT Careers: Tech Drives Constant Change
Advances in information technology and management concepts mean that IT professionals must update their skill sets, even their career goals on an almost yearly basis. In this IT Trend Report, experts share advice on how IT pros can keep up with this every-changing job market. Read it today!
White Papers
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll