Do you fear Artificial Intelligence?
Maybe you can remember the headlines when a super computer defeated the World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov, to everybody’s astonishment. It was in 1997. What was the computer called, Neil? Was it:
a) Red Menace
b) Deep Blue
c) Silver Surfer
Well,you’ll need all your wits about you (绞尽脑汁) – meaning you’llneed to think very quickly in this programme because we’re talking about intelligence, or to be more accurate, Artificial Intelligence.
Many people say that he’s a genius (天才) – in other words, he is very, very intelligent.
Professor Hawking is one of the most famous scientists in the world and people remember him for his brilliance and also because he communicates using a synthetic (人工合成的) voice generated by a computer.
To surpass (超越；胜过；优于) means to have abilities superior to our own.
And another is The Terminator (终结者), a movie in which actor Arnold Schwarzenegger played an android (人形机器人) from the future. An android is a robot that looks like a human.
6 end up 最终成为；最后处于（固定搭配）
rebel v. 反叛；反抗 n. 叛乱者
In many movies and books about robots that think, the robots end up rebelling against their creators.
7 the bulk of sth：the main part of sth 主体；大部分
in pursuitof 追求
side effect 意外的连带后果
instrumental：important in make sth happen 起重要作用
The bulk of the risk is not in machines being evil or hating humans but rather that they are indifferent to humans and that in pursuit of their own goals we humans would sufferas a side effect. Suppose you had a super intelligent AI whose only goal was to make as many paperclips as possible. Human bodies consist ofatoms and those atoms could be used to make a lot of really nice paperclips. Ifyou want paperclips it turns out that in the pursuit of this you would have the instrumental reasons to do things that would be horrible to humanity (统称人类).
8 a moral compass 道德指南；道德罗盘
How can we be sure that Artificial Intelligence – be either a device or software – will have a moral compass?
NO. 81 BBC 6 MIN-Sleep deprivation 缺乏睡眠
NO. 80 BBC 6 MIN-The Commute 上下班
NO. 79 BBC 6 MIN-CV 闪闪发光的简历
NO. 78 BBC 6 MIN-Chins 下巴这点事
NO. 77 BBC 6 MIN-Beards 胡子回来啦！
NO. 76 BBC 6 MIN-Bottled Water 为瓶装水买单？
NO. 75 BBC 6 MIN-Trainers 运动鞋
NO. 75 BBC 6 MIN-Identity 你哪位？
NO. 74 BBC 6 MIN-The Super Rich 超级有钱
NO. 73 Bullying 霸凌
NO. 72 Food and mood 食物和情绪
NO. 71 BBC 6 MIN-Uniforms 制服
NO. 70 BBC 6 MIN-Pedestrianisation 步行区
NO. 69 BBC 6 MIN-Circadian Rhythm 生物钟
NO. 68 BBC 6 MIN-Future transport 未来交通
NO. 67 BBC 6 MIN-Is happiness genetic? 快乐与生俱来？
NO. 66 BBC 6 MIN-Too much sugar
NO. 65 BBC 6 MIN-Insomnia 失眠
NO. 64 Scumbro 邋遢风，时尚之风
NO. 63 Driverless 无人驾驶
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