By Aaron Kesel of the Activist Post
August 1, 2018
A note from Pastor Kevin Lea follows this article.
China is using artificial intelligence as a tool to help it decide its foreign policy, detaching from the emotions of useless humans that get in the way of the thought process. What could possibly go wrong allowing A.I. to help decide foreign policy with other countries?
The South China Morning Post has reported that “Several prototypes of diplomatic systems using artificial intelligence are under development in China, according to researchers involved or familiar with the projects.”
The Post notes that “one early-stage machine, built by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is already being used by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”
If it’s still not worrying you that robotic algorithms could be deciding foreign policy in China with other nations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs further confirmed to the South China Morning Post that they had plans to use A.I. in diplomacy.
“Cutting-edge technology, including big data and artificial intelligence, is causing profound changes to the way people work and live. The applications in many industries and sectors are increasing on daily basis,” a Ministry spokesman said last month, the news agency reported.
According to SCMP, the decision process by the A.I. takes into account “information ranging from cocktail-party gossip to images taken by spy satellites, to contribute to strategies in Chinese diplomacy.”
Although, the final decision is in the hands of Chinese officials according to Fu Jingying, a researcher with the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. The fact that A.I. could be helping leaders and governments decide whether or not to go to war or other important policy decisions with a country is especially worrying.
However, the use of A.I. would not only implant decisions without human emotion into these officials’ heads over a period of time until it was seen as acceptable, but it would eventually shift politics into allowing algorithms and these systems to decide strategic decisions by itself passing the technology off as an advancement. This is exactly what China wants for its next generation of these machines according to the report.
The machines have access to numerous Chinese government databases, according to Fu, who added that the system was equipped with “artificial intelligence technology, including deep learning and a neural network for risk assessment or prediction of events such as political upheaval or terrorist attacks, with “encouraging results.”
This is in line with what WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been warning about: the power of A.I. expanding into influencing human beings. Essentially, Assange stated that we need to draw a line in the sand so to speak between the struggle between man and machines and not allow machines that can control human beings.
Activist Post has continuously reported on the shift away from human beings to machines. This is a far bigger problem than just influencing humans’ decisions, as Elon Musk has warned that UBI (universal basic income) “will be necessary over time if (AI) artificial intelligence takes over most human jobs.”
This report about the Ministry using artificial intelligence comes as A.I. is replacing more and more jobs daily.
Activist Post previously reported that University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and the Alan Turing Institute aimed to bring ‘game-changing’ benefits of artificial intelligence to NHS patients and replace some workers in the hospital.
Recently Activist Post also reported that even finance wasn’t safe from the robot apocalypse. China Construction Bank (CCB) opened a Shanghai branch run entirely by robots in a testing phase for finance with little to no human involvement.
Robots are beginning to take over every aspect of society. They are also headed for retail businesses delivering freight and eliminating truckers.
But, again, robots malfunction. In fact, it sounds quite dangerous allowing a freight truck to drive itself; if the sensors break down on a big rig truck going 60-70 MPH, that’s potentially 40 tons barreling down the highway unattended except by artificial intelligence. As Activist Post reported back in March, Uber had to halt nationwide testing of its A.I. vehicles following the death of a pedestrian in Arizona. And that was a car actually attended by a human back-up operator.
Automation clearly isn’t a foolproof technology; and it can also be exploited by
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Note from Pastor Kevin Lea: It appears that there is no stopping this technology, even though many are noting that artificial intelligence will be used to make humans obsolete, enslaved or dead. Jesus said that in the days just before He returns there will be a time of trouble that the world has never experienced before (Matthew 24:21). Some suspect that AI will play a part in this future Tribulation. I often feel we are getting close when I try to call a company, any company, hoping to get a real human to talk with me about a problem with their product. Just imagine how bad it will be when a robot nurse comes at you with a needle to draw blood (or so you think). If you don’t have saving faith in Jesus, what are you waiting for? Can’t you hear the footsteps of the Messiah’s return?
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. 1 John 2:15-17 NKJV
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Rom 10:8-13 NKJV