The Russian top leader Vladimir Putin has expressed his prediction over the fate of Artificial Intelligence.
The chief executive of Russian Federation, spoke on Friday on the potential of leaders in AI to utilize the advanced technology to rule and lead over the world.
Putin said over the meeting of students in Yaroslavl, Russia about the development of artificial intelligence (AI).
Contrary to the predictions of well-know AI critics, the leader stated that “the one who becomes the leader in this sphere will be the ruler of the world.”
Speaking on the AI controversy, many of those working actively in the field see AI as a tool for making humanity better, while others foresee it as a harbinger of doom for the human species.
The statement of Russian leader was first and definitely have come forward to blatantly express the potential of AI to be a tool of immense power for a nation to wield.
President Putin went on to say that “it would be strongly undesirable if someone wins a monopolist position,” implying that Russia’s breakthroughs would ideally be shared with other nations.
Also, Putin is looking forward for a future where wars are fought and won with the use of drones, saying “when one party’s drones are destroyed by drones of another, it will have no other choice but to surrender.”
Tracing the global history,, technological superiority very easily translates into global political power.
The scenario was never more clear than in the aftermath of World War II, which saw the rapid proliferation of nuclear weapons.
US and former Soviet Union, two most powerful countries were made so by the advancement of nuclear technology. However, since each side was relatively matched in terms of their capabilities and mutually assured destruction, we were able to squeak past with not much more than a few skirmishes and a decades-long standoff.