This is Sofia a very well done not to mention sophisticated piece of AI public relations work to sell the world on the concept of artificial intelligence. Sofia is witty, intelligent and charming in a mechanical way... the perfect girlfriend for guys that live in their mother's basement and spend all day online- a dream girl. But this "dream girl" has a dark side as well- it is a computer and like any computer does as it is programmed to do.
In the video, Elon Musk likens AI to summoning a demon... and the point he makes in valid. If you create an algorithm that allows a computer to "think" for itself there's no telling what it will do. Even if it doesn't possess the ability to "think" there's still the possibility- even probability- that bad things will occur. I draw your attention to around the 8:20 mark.
These kill bots, in case anyone missed it, contain 3 grams of C-4 explosive and as the narrator says, "they cannot be stopped." Agreed, but they can be hacked. With the capacity to take out "half a city... only the bad half," who will decide who the "bad half" will be? A brief look back into recent history will reveal that nearly every piece of military technology has been sold by greedy politicians. Bill Clinton sold China the latest missile guidance systems in return for campaign contributions. Obama did the same with N. Korea. Hillary Clinton purposely left classified information on unsecured servers so they could be easily hacked... Bush, I'm sure did the same. All the "bad guys" need is the algorithm to control these bots- to change the facial recognition designates.
Scientists and technicians seem to have a mindset that because something might be possible, it should be done... even if no good can come of it. We are moving toward a technocratic world, centrally planned by technology. China is already there, with facial recognition cameras everywhere. 5G will allow everybody to be tracked 24/7 in realtime. How long before these bots will be used to silence dissidents? This is insanity... 1984 Meets the Terminator. I don't know much about Elon Musk except for his car that seems to have a lot of problems... but he's right about this- AI is indeed summoning a demon, and like Pandora's box, once it comes out, there's no putting it back.