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II. Limitations and dangers of AI

Any technological innovation may have certain limitations. In addition, there is always a risk that technological or scientific discoveries may be diverted for malicious purposes.

1. In the field of transport

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Google's driverless car

The Google Car caused an accident due to a poor evaluation of the external elements. She collided with a bus on February 14, 2016.
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Tesla's autopilot has caused its first fatal accident

The driver of a Tesla Model S was killed driving his vehicle while driving on a fast lane with autopilot activated. The accident occurred in early May 2016 in Florida.

These two accidents call into question the reliability of these vehicles of tomorrow.
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"Smart" cars have been hacked (diverted).
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Facial recognition

Other discoveries may also have an impact on privacy:

A face recognition system has been established at major Canadian airports since spring 2017. It is part of the control program travelers developed by the Canada Border Services Agency. It appears to be similar to that put in place by the US Department of Homeland Security. It is used to compare the face of a traveler to the image recorded on his ePassport. In this case, the images are not preserved unless they do not match.

In Canada, however, little is known about how the new terminals work. The CBSA declined to answer specific questions about the automated border control program. Privacy experts have followed the implementation closely to ensure that facial recognition is used as intended. They fear that this technology can be used in other contexts.

2. In the field of communication

Tay is a conversational robot designed by Microsoft, deployed on Twitter. This algorithm is able to learn what the Net surfers teach him, and to progress in the exchange on various social networks. Tay repeated the racist messages of Internet users. Microsoft did not anticipate the result. In less than 24 hours, they had to suspend the Twitter account of their creature, scared by the messages produced ...

3. In the military field

Military robots are the ones who can pose the greatest risk if they are hijacked.

- Deployed in Iraq by the US military, the Swords robots were surprised to point their cannons at soldiers on their own side, according to an officer, fortunately without casualties. - Recreational UAVs are currently being used by terrorists in the Syrian and Iraqi conflict to carry out attacks.

- Recreational UAVs are currently being used by terrorists in the Syrian and Iraqi conflict to carry out attacks.

- From Handle to Atlas: The following 2 examples allow us to see the evolution of Boston Dynamics robots between February 2017 and October 2018.
The Boston Dynamics company released on February 27, 2017 images of Handle, a new robot with amazing capabilities. According to the video, we discover that the machine can move quite quickly, at a speed of about 14 km / h, and make impressive leaps (up to 1m20) while keeping a good balance, the trademark Robots Boston Dynamics, become one of Alphabet's subsidiaries in 2013. As the name suggests, Handle was designed to catch and manipulate objects, and he seems quite talented at this little game.

These images are used to promote these robots and show their achievements, without necessarily giving other indications, including the rate of fall.

Boston Dynamics has made a sensation several times over the last few years with its outstanding balance robots. Nevertheless, we are still waiting to see the company transforming its prototypes into commercial reality.
Until now, none of them has managed to find a place in a store or business. Thus, Alphabet itself would be skeptical of Boston Dynamics' ability to develop a marketable product in the next few years.
Already known for his back saltos or jogging on steep terrain, Atlas, the humanoid robot of Boston Dynamics, has improved and his prowess is more and more impressive. The American company, robotics champion, published Thursday, October 11, 2018 on YouTube a new video showing the machine stride over logs and crates, in a shed converted into a "parkour", a demanding sporting discipline to overcome obstacles with only motor skills.

However spectacular the progress of these robots, one can easily imagine the dangers they would represent if they fell into the wrong hands.

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