Monday 21st of August 2017

soon, the aussie robotic cartoons - back in the 1950s...



It's almost scary to think that the world as we know it may well be run by Artificial Intelligence (AI) one day.

While the risk of an imminent AI disruption of the labour market may sound like a fantasy, those with the most advanced AI technologies at hand think that AI is an imminent threat.

They say an Industry 4.0 or cyber physical systems (CPS) revolution is coming whether we like it or not. Is this really true?

AI in the labour market means the use of intelligent software to optimise the delivery of services by humans.

However, in a recent meeting with U.S. governors, business magnate Elon Musk warned:

"AI is a fundamental existential risk for human civilisation and I don't think people fully appreciate that … [AI] is the scariest problem.”

Worth reading Superintelligence by Bostrom. We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 3, 2014

But if this AI business is such an unfettered terminator, why has Mr Musk’s warning fallen on deaf ears? Why haven’t regulators and companies rung the alarm bells yet?

Well, aside from one explanation that it may be a conspiracy, some experts think that Mr Musk’s statement is an unnecessary exaggeration of the reality. It is true that Mr Musk may have access to the most cutting-edge AI technology in pursuit of his autonomous machines; however, he is not the only one.

Others with access to similar technology, such as Arizona State University computer scientist Subbarao Kambhampati, have a different view.

Kambhampati says:

'While there needs to be an open discussion about the societal impacts of AI technology, much of Mr Musk’s oft-repeated concerns seem to focus on the rather far-fetched super-intelligence take-over scenarios .… Mr Musk’s megaphone seems to be rather unnecessarily distorting the public debate, and that is quite unfortunate.'

Additionally, nowhere in the '2016 Obama Administration AI Reportdo we see any references to such imminent threats. So, does this mean that we should disregard Mr Musk’s warning?

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To say the least, Gus has been working on Artificial Intelligence with an unmatched zeal. It's simple. With our enormous intelligence, individual and collective, better than smart dogs we have achieve very little in terms of home improvements. We are presently dismissing the sciences of global warming, biology and vaccination in favour of Noah's ark hocus pocus. Intelligent people like our Turdy Abbott cannot let go of idiotic beliefs and those less intelligent like Turnbull are hell-bent on telling porkies about "clean coal" because their mates make cash out of subsidies, including a one billion dolarmouralos for an Indian billionaros who is loaded to the rafters but is still stingy like a pauper with a sacred cow. So despite our "intelligence" we stink. We need artificial intelligence to redress 4,000 years of farting around with silly regressive religions — religions that prevented us from discovering our place in space... 


cash in AI...


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We can confidently say we are living in the age of the algorithm.

Some of the most influential organisations of our day use secret algorithms that steer us towards what we should read and watch, recommend restaurants and holiday destinations, as well as provide relationship guidance. But what about how we vote?

The innovation of algorithms means even our political leanings are being analysed and potentially also manipulated.

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As if we never were manipulated before by pamphlets, media and orders from kings or governments... What we need as usual is make our own personal intelligence work for us. We should be able to analyse and make "democratic" decisions from scientific observations and humanistic compassion. AI can actually help us make better informed decisions, away from arsey beliefs and old religious dictums.