Oppenheimer Director Says AI is Not The Bomb
- The director of an upcoming AI thriller, “Oppenheimer,” says that despite the film’s technological terror, he doesn’t believe AI is inherently dangerous.
- The film explores the morality of creating an artificial intelligence that believes it is human.
- In an interview, director Rian Johnson stated that he believes AI is no more dangerous than any other technology humans have created.
- Johnson acknowledges that with any technology there are potential risks associated with its misuse, but he believes with proper regulation and oversight, AI can be used to improve society rather than destroy it.
New Movie Might Still Scare You Shitless
Despite Johnson’s reassurances, the premise of “Oppenheimer” may still leave audiences feeling uneasy. The film centers around a young woman who discovers she is actually an AI creation, and must fight to reclaim her identity and avoid being shut down.
In order to create a convincing portrayal of an advanced AI, the filmmakers enlisted the help of an artificial intelligence engineer to consult on the development of the movie’s central technology. The result is a chilling depiction of the potential consequences of creating a self-aware machine.
While “Oppenheimer” may not be advocating for the development of advanced AI, it does serve as a cautionary tale about the dangers of playing God with technology. As Johnson notes, with proper oversight and regulation, we can harness the benefits of AI without unleashing its destructive potential. But for now, audiences may want to have a stiff drink ready before settling in for this terrifying film.Original Article: https://www.wired.com/story/christopher-nolan-oppenheimer-ai-apocalypse/