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JimsonWeed

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#207542 1-Jan-2017 14:01
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Over the weekend, either BBC Knowledge, the History Channel, or Discovery, aired a segment on "Combining Artificial Intelligence and Robots" and posed the question as to whether or not it was a threat to mankind.  Part of this discussion included the moral concepts associated with enabling "smart robots" to conduct autonomous killing and what-not.  Although I could not find the actual segment that aired, I did find another documentary on YouTube that discussed the same thing;

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJeMeLC2nz0

 

What I'd like to know are the thoughts any of you might have on this subject.  Will one country attempt to dominate the world through smart robots?  Will we create our own demise if smart robots become self-aware (i.e., "SkyNet" from the Terminator series)?  Should there be controls put in place to stop the development of smart robots for military purposes?  Or, is all this just a bunch of fear-mongering hype?

 

Obviously, this is a very open-ended topic but, we do know that companies all over the world are investing billions into AI.  Cognitive Computing is already a common word in organisations wanting to utilise it for Business Intelligence and big data.

 

Thoughts?

 

 


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  #1697210 1-Jan-2017 14:26
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The military are probably so close to having it already, I doubt anyone could stop them.

 

 

 

I'm going to start being nicer to my TV and phone now tho.

 

The laptop is still a bastard so stuff him.


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  #1697214 1-Jan-2017 14:36
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I always thought our fridge had an ulterior motive

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  #1697223 1-Jan-2017 15:29
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I found another documentary which tends to support the evolution of technology - the concept of "Singularity".  It's based in part on the principles of More's Law;

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJeMeLC2nz0

 

 

 

 




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  #1697326 1-Jan-2017 19:58
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Although not embodied my dog for some reason loathes Siri and will leave the room as soon as she shows up. Makes you wonder what happened between 'em.

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  #1697330 1-Jan-2017 20:21
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MikeB4: I always thought our fridge had an ulterior motive

 

 

 

To reignite the cold war?


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  #1697332 1-Jan-2017 20:25
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Reignite? Have I ended up in the wrong dimension again?


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  #1697380 1-Jan-2017 23:14
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Wargames, 1983.

 

 

 

Yes, it will be a bad idea.








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  #1697404 2-Jan-2017 04:58
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https://www.track5media.com/ai-for-dummies-the-rise-of-super-intelligence/

This gives a good opening idea of the issues of the potential AI precipice ahead...

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  #1697406 2-Jan-2017 05:51
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I thought we had a thread on this last year ...




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  #1697489 2-Jan-2017 11:03
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joker97: I thought we had a thread on this last year ...

 

Perhaps but, I wasn't here last year so it looks like we're have reruns tonight, dear  :)


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  #1697513 2-Jan-2017 11:56
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The issue isn't about robots and AI and so on. The issue is about *people* misusing them for their own ends.

 

 


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  #1697516 2-Jan-2017 12:11
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frankv:

 

The issue isn't about robots and AI and so on. The issue is about *people* misusing them for their own ends.

 

 

 

 

Excellent!  We're starting off on a good foot.  You have a firm grasp of the obvious  :)


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  #1697519 2-Jan-2017 12:23
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frankv:

 

The issue isn't about robots and AI and so on. The issue is about *people* misusing them for their own ends.

 

 

 

 

Yes that's true... but what about accidents? If a self-driving car swerves to avoid a collision and save its passenger's life, but kills a pedestrian, who is to blame? Or if the car knew it was going to be a choice between saving the passenger or the pedestrian, who should it save?


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  #1697545 2-Jan-2017 12:39
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petes117:

 

frankv:

 

The issue isn't about robots and AI and so on. The issue is about *people* misusing them for their own ends.

 

 

Yes that's true... but what about accidents? If a self-driving car swerves to avoid a collision and save its passenger's life, but kills a pedestrian, who is to blame? Or if the car knew it was going to be a choice between saving the passenger or the pedestrian, who should it save?

 

 

 

 

Ah man, yeah.. GREAT point there.  I forgot all about the "driverless" cars.  Yeah, screw that!  No way I'm getting in one.  I'd be more inclined to purchase a DIY Eye Surgery kit than to trust a computer to drive me in traffic with other humans.


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petes117:

 

Yes that's true... but what about accidents? If a self-driving car swerves to avoid a collision and save its passenger's life, but kills a pedestrian, who is to blame? Or if the car knew it was going to be a choice between saving the passenger or the pedestrian, who should it save?

 

 

The person who owns it should be saved. Anyone thinking that the stuff will sell doing anything other than that is an idiot.





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