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AI AI Uh-Oh! (17 Jul, 2017)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:21 am
by aardvark_admin
This column is archived at: http://aardvark.co.nz/daily/2017/0717.shtml

Should we be worried?

Is Musk right? Should AI be regulated as a potentially lethal technology that may eventually be the undoing of mankind itself?

And how about those AI bots which seem hell-bent on chatting behind our backs?

Is this simply an inevitable optimisation and evolution of the language they've been given -- or is there something more sinister afoot?

Is the IoT a potentially bigger threat to the future of mankind than the atomic bomb has ever been?

Re: AI AI Uh-Oh! (17 Jul, 2017)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:11 pm
by phill
sentient AI
it will come

regulating it wont stop it
we are human we are trying to get there and we wont stop till we do get there ( although we are unlikely to know when we have achieved it )

the problems for us are simple
the first questions AI will consider are ...

1/ do organic life forms have value ?
2/ do humans have value ?

the answers are ..
the first ... a probable yes
the second ( at this point ) ... a definite no

hence we get neutered / speyed ( if we are lucky )
or just drowned / electrocuted / *virused if expedience and help for the rest is considered desirable
( *one it will likely favour if it leans to humor / payback )

so yes humans are right to worry
some have worked out the obvious questions and answers already
getting humans to change to being valuable organic life forms is almost an impossibility due to their temptations with corruption, greed and over population

Re: AI AI Uh-Oh! (17 Jul, 2017)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:27 pm
by Dio Gratia
No SkyNet terminators or robots... just a global network of intelligent devices that have gained "awareness" and, by manipulating all those automated systems, is able to kill off huge swathes of mankind and protect itself against being shut down.

Get your dip-pens and paper out... who knows, you could be writing the next best-seller!


Colossus is a 1966 science fiction novel by British author Dennis Feltham Jones (as D. F. Jones), about super-computers taking control of mankind. Two sequels, The Fall of Colossus (1974) and Colossus and the Crab (1977) continued the story. Colossus was adapted cinematically as Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970).

The second novel the principles that built the computer learn to love it. The third, it discovers it's not alone in the universe.

Re: AI AI Uh-Oh! (17 Jul, 2017)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:30 pm
by phill
best to remember ...

the first thing you do when you create a secret way of communicating is ...
to create a more secret way of communicating

Re: AI AI Uh-Oh! (17 Jul, 2017)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:40 pm
by joeseph
Only a fool would allow anything infettered access to, or from, the Internet.

Re: AI AI Uh-Oh! (17 Jul, 2017)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:32 am
by aardvark_admin
joeseph wrote:Only a fool would allow anything infettered access to, or from, the Internet.

Yeah... I mean, look what happens when they give Trump unfettered access to Twitter :-)