'Alien: Covenant' predicts a future packed with nightmare techThe stars of the new movie reveal their hopes -- and fears -- about AI, technology and the "Alien" future.
[BLANK_AUDIO] [SOUND] What is your name? Walter. [MUSIC] We sort of see the robots good and bad in the film. Are you worried in technology at all? No, I think you know that it's important to keep things in check. But it's happening. It's happening at a rapid speed of course. AI's it's happening. It's a forgone conclusion I think. It's just about, in some ways containing them I guess, cuz it would make sense that they would start looking around, see us as the only problem on the planet and Maybe get rid of us. My personal feeling is there's a lot of things to be worried about in the world right now and artificial intelligence in not the first in my list. Okay. Danny? Yeah, I would have to agree. I feel like we're just gonna all numb ourselves with our phones and our technology that when we do create beings smarter than us, we'll already He'd just be mush. [LAUGH] I think it was Bill Gates who said, a couple of years ago in a really chilling article, if we don't all wanna become the family dog, we've gotta put some serious policies in place about how we develop artificial intelligence. And that image of human beings becoming the family pet Well, it's a pretty disturbing image, and it's not like that guy doesn't know anything about what's coming, and technology, you know what I mean? If you had a robot double in real life, do you think that would be a good thing? Would you be able to send it out to do interviews and stuff? Yeah, that could be quite handy, actually. How do I know you're not a robot now? You don't. Say something only Michael Fassbender would know. [LAUGH] But how would you know that I would only You know that good point. [LAUGH] Where is it? [SOUND] Let me out. [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO]