AI & Humans
This week on Facebook: I was expecting to move on from AI, or at least ignore it for a while, then I read about Elon Musk and Neuralink — a venture to merge the human brain with AI. This led to yet more thoughts on robotics and AI, which will become a never ending story in what remains of my lifetime. Perhaps I may be spared the realisation of what the Financial Times calls the Frankenstein fears hanging over AI, which can be read by clicking on the following image:
Monday 3/4/2017 The AI Mind-Merge Vision That Silicon Valley Won’t Give Up: If you have AI and humans, and they’re both trying to enslave each other because they both want the same thing, which is to be a dominant species in the universe, that’s bad. It’s a recipe for conflict every time.
Tuesday 4/4/2017 The Combination Of Human And Artificial Intelligence Will Define Humanity’s Future: In its varied forms — from the mysterious brains of octopuses and the swarm-minds of ants to Go-playing deep learning machines and driverless-car autopilots — intelligence is the most powerful and precious resource in existence. Our own minds are the most familiar examples of a phenomenon characterised by a great deal of diversity.
Wednesday 5/4/2017 Humanity And AI Will Be Inseparable: While some predict mass unemployment or all-out war between humans and artificial intelligence, others foresee a less bleak future. Professor Manuela Veloso, head of the machine learning department at Carnegie Mellon University, envisions a future in which humans and intelligent systems are inseparable, bound together in a continual exchange of information and goals that she calls “symbiotic autonomy.”
Thursday 6/4/2017 Artificial Intelligence Tech Will Arrive in Three Waves: It should could as no surprise that DARPA contributed to the establishment of the early internet and the Global Positioning System (GPS), as well as a flurry of other bizarre concepts, such as legged robots, prediction markets, and even self-assembling work tools. Ever since DARPA was first founded, it focused on moonshots and breakthrough initiatives, so it should come as no surprise that it’s also focusing on AI at the moment.
Friday 7/4/2017 Our Fear of Artificial Intelligence: A benevolent super-intelligence might analyse the human genetic code at great speed and unlock the secret to eternal youth. At the very least, it might know how to fix your back.
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