Could artificial intelligence take over the world?

Episode 1447 (36:24)

Jim from Las Vegas, NV

Jim wanted to bring up a movie from 1970 called Colossus: The Forbin Project, which dealt with the futuristic unintended consequences of true artificial intelligence. If it is true artificial intelligence, it will be smarter than humans, and it'll realize it shouldn't leave its future to humans. Back in 1970, that seemed pretty far-fetched because there was no internet and computers weren't as sophisticated. But now we are much closer to this potentially being a reality.

The other question is that the AlphaGo Zero was creating their own expert systems as opposed to true artificial intelligence. Leo says there's something called General Artificial Intelligence, which is a human-like intelligence, and we're still very far from that. What we have now is a domain-specific intelligence.