Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 9th Sep 2007 21:06 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Technologists and investors gather at the two-day Singularity Summit in San Francisco to discuss the benefits and risks of advancing artificial intelligence--and what to do in the event that machines one day out-think humans.
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by Alex Forster on Sun 9th Sep 2007 21:25 UTC
Alex Forster
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2005-08-12

I think it's a bit early to be discussing "what to do in the event that machines one day outthink humans."

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RE: Early
by jessta on Mon 10th Sep 2007 00:56 in reply to "Early"
jessta Member since:
2005-08-17

It might be early, but it's important to think about.
Such a thing would have a huge impact on society and the economy.
With computers smarter than humans a large amount of society would be out of a job. The economy can't function like that because people need something to trade for the things they need.

It requires a change in how we view resources

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RE[2]: Early
by renox on Mon 10th Sep 2007 05:34 in reply to "RE: Early"
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2005-07-06

>>With computers smarter than humans a large amount of society would be out of a job.<<

Sure, but the price of production of the goods made only by robots would be close to zero (except for the energy needed, but intelligent robots probably requires drexler-like nanotech which would allow also a very low cost for energy production).

>> The economy can't function like that because people need something to trade for the things they need.<<

Then we would invent a new economy..

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RE: Early
by Almafeta on Mon 10th Sep 2007 04:55 in reply to "Early"
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2007-02-22

Why not? Talk is cheap, and it gets people's imaginations flared up, and when smart people get fired up, good things tend to happen.

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RE: Early
by peejay on Mon 10th Sep 2007 11:28 in reply to "Early"
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2005-06-29

I think it's a bit early to be discussing "what to do in the event that machines one day outthink humans."

I'd say it's already too late. ;)

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RE[2]: Early
by WyldStylist on Mon 10th Sep 2007 16:36 in reply to "Early"
WyldStylist Member since:
2006-12-30

a japanise company works on an internet controlled duplicate of the owner goals are that he controls his androidcopy via internet.
For people that feel somewhat unwell thats great.

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