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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more AI hype
by transputer_guy on Sun 9th Sep 2007 21:46 UTC
transputer_guy
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2005-07-08

Its funny that with the imminent disaster of greenhouse warming and the contra sun dimming problem masking that that we are even talking about replacing the human race with AI minds. If humanity survives another hundred years with the earth in the same shape as today, that would be truly far more amazing than seeing AI start to become human like (I don't mean Kismet like).

Also I can't quite equate cochlear or other electronic implants with AI, its mostly DSP cleaning up signals.

The Stanford story about Stanley was from my point of view another mostly DSP story, crunching camera images down to find a path with ever better hardware available.

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RE: more AI hype
by MamiyaOtaru on Mon 10th Sep 2007 02:46 in reply to "more AI hype"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

Yeah, I used to worry about this (well, actually I worried more about grey goo) until I realized the oil crash would happen before true AI (or grey goo) ever could. yay?

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RE: more AI hype
by Dually on Mon 10th Sep 2007 17:53 in reply to "more AI hype"
Dually Member since:
2005-07-26

Agent Smith: I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area, and you multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet, you are a plague, and we are the cure.

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