Capitalist forces could create ‘uncontrollable’ artificial intelligence Could we see a real life I-Robot scenario take place in the future, consisting of rogue Robots threatening the existence of humanity as we know it?A leading scientists has warned that artificial intelligence (AI) needs to develop human emotion if humanity is to avoid the potential existential threat posed by machines capable of consciousness. Computers that are “human-like” will be capable of empathy and moral reasoning, therefore reducing the risk of AI turning against humanity, he said. Murray Shanahan, professor of cognitive robotics at Imperial College London, cautioned against “capitalist forces” developing AI without any sense of morality, arguing it could lead to potentially “uncontrollable military technologies.” MORE