Doctor: Oh my God, what happened to this poor fellow, flying car accident?
Paramedic: No, sexbot malfunction.
IBM's Watson supercomputer defeated all time Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings years ago, and is currently considered the best diagnostic tool for medicine after absorbing hundreds of thousands of medical histories.
It has learned the cumulative information on many topics over the years, and it's AI ability allows it to make best use of that information.
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Someone planted a tree a long time ago so I can sit in the shade.
AI is an arms-race. Musk not pursuing it would not reduce the danger, since the incentives to make advances first are so huge.
And we have to be clear about what we mean when we say AI. Self-driving cars and the like are better described as automation. The AI that Gates/Musk/Hawking are warning about is Artificial General Intelligence, ie, software that has generalized intelligence like a human, and not merely trained/specialized intelligence in a specific domain. So the risk is not that your self-driving car will suddenly become self-aware.
The risk of AI has been explored for decades - and to an extent centuries. Numerous academic papers have been published. There have been dozens of literary works. Gates, Hawking, Woz and Musk are the latest in a string of geniuses who chose to bring the concerns to the public's attention.
Calculators and smart phones are relatively simply. As andrewf said, we have to be clear about what we mean by general artificial intelligence. We're talking about software that may be smarter than the programmers who wrote it - software that is capable of creating a smarter version of itself. - Reproduction and evolution.
We can't predict what AI will look like. The potential benefits are great. The potential risks are great.
If you have something to say - then say.
Nelley, not everyone here reads MSN, so at least they are posting information...as opposed to, what could be considered, rude comments.
You've made your point on this and, as I understand it, other threads. You've gone well beyond that now and are beating a dead horse.
Of course you're not alone in this behaviour, but I'd appreciate it if you could move on. If you want, you can start a new "trash <insert user name here>" thread and go wild...in fact, I'll even set it up in the hot button topic thread for you and everyone else...
I'm not JustAGuy (without spaces), or Donald, or <insert name here>.