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Nice read...

It raises an eyebrow when 'ol Musky has concerns over it, makes me wonder what he knows.  The only problem I can think of is AI learning how to independently energise itself.

posted by chris2303 on August 16, 2017 at 4:37 AM | link to this | reply


There is no doubt that AI computers can 'think faster' than us humans.  And that is a great concern.  They are not encumbered nor distracted by emotional concerns,  which seem to dominate human thinking. 

But those 'emotional concerns' are very important, why, because they are addressing the MORAL concerns,  the elements of JUSTICE,  which no computer geek has yet thought to include in their programming.

Bottom line here,  computers might beat us in all games,  but they cannot beat us in moral decisions and discernment and judgement. 

This brings up a frightful scenario,  as depicted in some movies,  where the AI computers use their superior speed and capacity of analysis, to try to wipe out their human creators, who are actual entities of mind/body/spirit, and therefore superior to the computers or robots. 

There are many similar stories in history, of the son trying to dominate the father, the creation trying to oppress the creator, the evil predator trying to destroy or dominate the prey.

So we must keep in mind,  that no computer or AI should ever be considered to be superior to humans.  If that becomes a popular idea,  then we are doomed, by our own stupidity,  and our own denial of the moral and spiritual realms.

posted by GoldenMean on August 16, 2017 at 2:50 AM | link to this | reply


The warning by Elon Musk was on our news the other night and it is fascinating, and unsettling. Thank you, and I now I wonder about what the 'other dangers' may be, though I can imagine a few. 

posted by RPresta on August 15, 2017 at 7:01 PM | link to this | reply

of course I am so far behind the World these days I had to think hard before \i could get the answer to what the heck was A I.  but I got it.

posted by Kabu on August 15, 2017 at 2:19 PM | link to this | reply

I was surprised by Mr. Hawking's dire warning, even moreso about

Elon Musk's. I think automation / robotics as such has already changed the workplace and put factory workers - and now even fast-food servers, etc., at risk of being unemployed long-term. So this post, Dear Naut, caught my eye. Looking forward to the next one.  

posted by Pat_B on August 15, 2017 at 11:14 AM | link to this | reply

thank you dear Naut!  My brain needed a break and I knew you'd come through with another thought provoking topic!  A+!  

posted by -blackcat on August 15, 2017 at 10:47 AM | link to this | reply

It is amazing what artificial intelligence is doing these days. Just a few years ago, these advances would have seemed like a pipe dream.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on August 15, 2017 at 10:43 AM | link to this | reply

I would have kept reading if there were more--and I'm not much on long posts.  Can't wait for #2.

posted by TAPS. on August 15, 2017 at 9:20 AM | link to this | reply

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