Microsoft’s president warned that life portrayed in George Orwell’s 1984 could be a reality in 2024 if lawmakers don’t protect us from artificial intelligence. In an interview with the BBC’s Panorama program, Brad Smith said the rapidly advancing technologies will be difficult to catch up.
The program explores China’s increasingly widespread use of artificial intelligence to monitor its citizens.There are fears that the dominant role of the state in the field of artificial intelligence poses an immediate threat to democracy.
‘If we don’t pass laws that will protect the public in the future, we will find that technology is advancing rapidly and it will be very difficult to catch up,’ Smith said.
‘I am constantly reminded of the lessons of George Orwell from his nightmarish novel 1984. In fact, this story was about a government that could always see and hear…
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