Many believe artificial intelligence will have dire consequences. Some, even believe that it will be used to maximize control and our enslavement.

“Predicting the future isn’t magic. It’s Artificial Intelligence” 

Dave Waters

The paper “The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation” explain us the “dual-use” attribute of AI, meaning the technology’s ability to make thousands of complex decisions every second could be used to both help or harm people, depending on the person designing the system… And we all imagine how that could end up, ain’t we?

The experts considered the malicious uses of AI that either currently exists or could be developed over the next five years. Here is a selected list of the potential harms discussed:

Digital:
Automated phishing, or creating fake emails, websites, and links to steal information.
Faster hacking, through the automated discovery of vulnerabilities in software.
Fooling AI systems, by taking advantage of the flaws in how AI sees the world.

Physical:
Automating terrorism, by using commercial drones or autonomous vehicles as weapons.
Robot swarms, enabled by many autonomous robots trying to achieve the same goal.
Remote attacks, since autonomous robots wouldn’t need to be controlled within any set distance.

Political:
Propaganda, through easily-generated fake images and video EXAMPLESArtificial intelligence is making fake news worse ::

Automatic dissent removal, by automatically finding and removing text or images.
Personalized persuasion, taking advantage of publicly-available information to target someone’s opinions.

Read the full 100 pages report here

I will let Mr Musk explain you more about this exponential problem:

Unfortunately for us the Militarization of robots has already begun but still, not all lost their minds: ‘Killer Robot’ Lab Faces Boycott from Artificial Intelligence Experts