The links to wiki and media organizations are useful for discussion purposes but there are many others:
BENEFITS & RISKS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (written for the layman)
Self-Awareness in Cyber-Physical Systems (paid scholarly)
Artificial Creativity, Why computers aren’t close to being ready to supplant human artists. (free scholarly)
Artificial intelligence and the future of knowledge workers (paid scholarly)
If you have something to say - then say.
Did anyone catch that Star Trek "Nomad" episode? Gene Roddenberry knew what was coming.
Nelley is the intellectual equivalent of the honeybadger. (or maybe of Randall, I'm not sure)
We should take Nelley at his word that AI is no risk because AI cannot be creative. He's the authority. We shouldn't listen to people with experience in computer science, are exceptionally intelligent or make more money every day than Nelley will earn in his life. Those guys are suckers.
Stephen Hawkings, Bill Gates, Steve Wosniak, Elon Musk and academics make it their business to inform those who are smart enough to listen.
If you have something to say - then say.
2050--thats only 33 years away..what will all the escorts do then? Mass unemployment will change the oldest profession, never mind cutting into the profits of divorce lawyers.Sex as we used to know it could soon be replaced with robots, German Spiegel Online wrote, referring to several experts. According to British researcher Ian Pearson, this reality could already happen by 2050.
Imagine a world, where people can get their kicks from this kind of technology?Flying cars where available in the early 60s. There was even a TV show on a flying car with Bob Cummings on his show.
So far, it seems to me that there are only incremental advances of existing technologies and new applications offering solutions to non-existent problems.
Watching news from the CES show in Las Vegas, it appears that VR is popular, a flying car ( like we've never heard that before ), and lots of "apps"...
Unfortunately,the concept never became a reality because the weakest part in the flying car is the human "idiot" behind the wheel. We have enough problems these days with drivers texting causing crashes..imagine a flying car with an inatentive and undisciplined driver flying home after downing a few beers? or trying to fly out of a parking lot after a hockey or basketball game at night in a self park parking lot?Yes bluetooth is that unique communication technology that is now common in pretty much all kinds of digital devices and in cars.Yes, with the incremental evolution of Bluetooth into BLE, you can now attach a sensor to your dog or cat, and the app on your Smartphone will tell you when to feed it. Wow, it's amazing that there hasn't been mass starvation of family pets because people had no clue when the animal was hungry.
Next they will offer robotic cats and dogs where their only requirement for their owners is to be recharged.
Musk's warning about the dangers of AI is somewhat ironic since he is a big developer of it with his driverless cars.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack.../#17e3b854bd01Iow, Musk is engaged in a public relations effort to soften his image as rolls out the very kind of products he criticizes.
In tweets and multiple public appearances, Musk has compared the dark potential of unfettered artificial superintelligence to "summoning the demon" and to Skynet itself. On Thursday, the SpaceX and Tesla Motors head put his money where his mouth is with a $10 million donation to the Future of Life Institute for the creation of a grant program that will look into how to keep AI friendly towards meatbags like you and I.
As with most things Musk says and does, there's an aspect of salesmanship to be found when reading between the lines. Musk has invested in two major AI firms, Vicarious and DeepMind Technologies, the latter of which was acquired by Google.
For all his bluster about the dangers of AI, which is supported by others like Hawking and Nick Bostrom in his recent tome on the topic, "Superintelligence," I'd wager Musk has decided to be vocal on the issue and to make this "donation" as a pre-emptive strike against negative public opinion, a potential obstacle for AI on its journey towards maturity and profitability. In other words, for Musk, it's about protecting an investment as much as it is about protecting humanity from mean-spirited machines.
After all, Musk has said that Tesla will be the first to market with self-driving autonomous vehicles. That's a low-level of artificial intelligence compared to Skynet-like superintelligence, but Musk still has to ensure that we'll be comfortable riding around in "smart" cars as AI develops further. My bet is he's willing to pay much more than $10 million in the long run to ensure the public's peace of mind on that front.
Bill Gates has made colossal mistakes predicting what the public wants . After developing the operating system Windows for a personal computer,he did not predict that people would want to communicate with each other and that the internet would become so popular.
He tried to have the Internet Explorer browser loaded on to all new pc's so as to eliminate competition. IE is not
now the dominant browser for the internet. Chrome and Firefox have far outstripped it.