Nearly forty years have passed since the release of the first Terminator film in 1984, in which the increased capabilities of artificial intelligence endangered the continuity of the human race.
Now its director, James Cameron, believes that we are closer to the emergence of technology than previously thought.
As the director of critically acclaimed films such as Aliens and Avatar, Cameron has demonstrated a great ability to imagine the future of technology and what it might mean for the world.
During an appearance on the SmartLess podcast, the director spoke about whether a revolt of the machines – like the one depicted in Terminator – is possible.
Acknowledging the increase in technological advances in recent decades, Cameron admitted that he is not afraid, but that he is “very concerned about the potential misuse of artificial intelligence.”
The 68-year-old filmmaker explained further: “I think AI can be great, but it can also literally be the end of the world.”
The Oscar-winning director also wondered: And do we really want to fight something smarter than us that isn’t us in our own world? I do not think so”.