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PAUL WOODS: I don’t know if it’s a strangest but the scariest. Maybe is, you know, looking at the videos of the Boston Dynamics dog opening the door, like… Blending robotics and artificial intelligence together. So, things like that, well, like five or ten years ago, it would be far-flung science-fiction kind of things and now, they’re becoming a reality. So, in a strange/scary category, I think that that one absolutely takes the cake.
I think it’s a space we need to watch and tread pretty carefully. I think if you use examples of how other technologies have been applied or used without, I guess, becoming a level of general intelligence that’s better than humans, I think we’ve done a pretty poor job in some respects of how technology has been applied and impacted humanity in general. There’s absolutely some great advantages of it and we always focus on the advantages, but eventually you focus on the downside or the negatives that come with that. So, I think that we absolutely need to be concerned about it. When will it happen? I think it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.
And I think as a society, we still have the ability to control when that happens and then put the right structures and processes in place to make sure it doesn’t negatively impact us as much as what it may do today.
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