Re: [newyorkai] Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man

From: Jordan P
Sent on: Sunday, July 26, 2009 11:47 PM
Hi All!

AI which is more "intelligent" than us will likely be our?singularity: the next logical leap in our evolution. Once we can create tools to not only extend us through the physical world, but to extend our awareness and comprehension of that world, we will experience an age of progress unimaginable to us at this point in time. The "humans" who live after this technological singularity will likely be to us as we are to Apes.

If these machines are poorly programmed and decide to go all Hal-9000 on us, well, maybe we just have no part in the future anyways! We should not be "worried" or "scared." Were our early ancestors worried that their greater intelligence might lead to their destruction? Of course.

"Robots" that plug themselves in, however, is not even close to the kind of AI I'm talking about. True AI and the singularity are a long way off, but at least one simulation showed a singularity taking place in the next 100 years.. So woohoo!


--Jordan



On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 11:32 PM, Rob <[address removed]> wrote:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/26/science/26robot.html?_r=1




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