stephen hawkin warns of artificial intelligence

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  1. rindan***

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    Artificial intelligence (AI) research is now progressing rapidly. Recent landmarks such as self-driving cars, a computer winning at Jeopardy!, and the digital personal assistants Siri, Google Now and Cortana are merely symptoms of an IT arms race fueled by unprecedented investments and building on an increasingly mature theoretical foundation. Such achievements will probably pale against what the coming decades will bring.

    The potential benefits are huge; everything that civilization has to offer is a product of human intelligence; we cannot predict what we might achieve when this intelligence is magnified by the tools AI may provide, but the eradication of war, disease, and poverty would be high on anyone's list. Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history.

    Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.

    there are no fundamental limits to what can be achieved: there is no physical law precluding particles from being organized in ways that perform even more advanced computations than the arrangements of particles in human brains. As Irving Good realized in 1965, machines with superhuman intelligence could repeatedly improve their design even further, triggering what Vernor Vinge called a "singularity".

    Whereas the short-term impact of AI depends on who controls it, the long-term impact depends on whether it can be controlled at all. So, facing possible futures of incalculable benefits and risks, the experts are surely doing everything possible to ensure the best outcome, right? Wrong. If a superior alien civilization sent us a text message saying, "We'll arrive in a few decades," would we just reply, "OK, call us when you get here -- we'll leave the lights on"? Probably not -- but this is more or less what is happening with AI. Although we are facing potentially the best or worst thing ever to happen to humanity, little serious research is devoted to these issues

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-hawking/artificial-intelligence_b_5174265.html
     
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    if anything this makes the whole notion of capitalism quite temporary and passe
     
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    I don't buy that there is little research on these issues. I think it's more that the people at the top don't see them as issues at all.

    One of the main reasons for a lot of this technology is to control society. NSA technologies, automation technologies, quantum computers, AI, smart grids, etc will all be linked together.
     
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    Once AI become self-aware and self-adapting, there would be literally no use for humanity left. In fact, I suspect we would be wiped off the map quite quickly if AI saw humans as unnecessary or even threatening to its existence. We are possibly only a decade or two away before AI achieve singularity.

    I actually posted a topic about it a few months back, but most didn't seem too worried for some reason.

    http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f4...gularity-blessing-doomsday-long-read-2644511/
     
  5. Flash_Monsta

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    We don't know who attacked first, us or the machines. But it was we who scorched the sky.


    Or sommin.
     
  6. MadSquabbles500

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    So there is really a Cortana, like the one from HALO? Is there Covenant too, and a UNSC fleet out there somewhere fighting a galactic war in secret so that no one on the planet even knows? Are there Halo rings and Forerunner too?
     
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    Is it not possible that some of the things the human mind conjures up is a not a byproduct of electrical synapses going off from one brain cell to another. Maybe there is something else at work that we cannot comprehend yet. Therefore, maybe arranging particles in an organized way will not let computers think like we can.
     
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    I agree with Dr. Xavier and his findings, AI could be dangerous especially with our extraordinarily low level of common sense in the world. As long as leaders and mayors think it's OK to have a genderless bathroom at this time it's a no go. Some scientists could be testing it on tiny small robots but once they have an opinion the Ai then we are in deep Skynet level damnation.
     
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    This shit is so wild, man. Humanity is quickly becoming God-like...let's see what route we take: creation or destruction.
     
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    It wouldn't be the first time people have invented something that seemed great at first and turned out detrimental. A lot of weapons, drugs, fucking hot pockets and diet soda all show that people just invent shit and then let the chips fall, it's just a matter of whether you think the benefits or convenience outweigh the bad.
     
  11. rindan***

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    anything that can be invented will be invented

    unless you are in favor of some kind of world government that controls scientific development for the greater good?
     
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    I didn't say it was a good or bad thing or that anyone should be stopped, just that it seems people will eventually be their own ruin. There is a lot of griping about the environment and saving the planet for future generations but this place will be thunderdome by then anyway.
     
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    You ever read George Orwell's novel, 'nineteen eighty-four'?

    That guy knew we were screwed a long time ago.
     
  14. 5H3RD0G

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    Actually most scientists are quite knowledgeable when it comes to revealing advancements. It's more dangerous when governments know because they tend to utilize tech like kids like the drones misuse. Anything the government gets its hands on will be weaponized or I like to call it "BORG" Creators have to be more cautious as to what they reveal to the world and if it's the right time and mentality. The only way these things take off is illegal sales of rare elements or high tech hardware and guess who sells that weapons and arms dealers. :icon_chee Which once again leads to Skynet.
     
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    Too many selfish and spiteful assholes for it not to be destruction.
     
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    Stephen Hawking: Warns of the dangers of advancements in artificial intelligence. Bemoans the lack of advancements in artificial anatomy.
     
  17. LucasWithLidOff

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    He's cursed by God.
     
  18. AgentOrange24

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    Hawking seems quite leery of very advanced technology. His belief we should avoid alien contact at all costs comes quickly to mind.

    I'm not entirely sure he is incorrect. At a certain point, we start toying and tinkering with things that we don't understand, and can't fully appreciate.
     
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    I think as soon as quantum computing takes off AI will happen over night and the world will change before our eyes.
     
  20. Repoman23

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    well, since god doesnt exist I would say there are more choices than simply creation or destruction
     

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