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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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Pah!!!! leeeeeeeeez
by antwarrior on Mon 10th Sep 2007 00:45 UTC
antwarrior
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2006-02-11

robo-ethics!!! the average john doe on the street cant even tell the different between right and wrong. We can't expect to computationally represent morality when we don't even have a universal understanding of what it is. A fully working robot society fully capable of collaboration and collectively solving problems which arise, which might happen to include constraining the actions of humans in some capacity to achieve their own individual and collective goals is soooooooooooo not going to happen. just as Robin Williams,playing the Genie, in Aladdin said, "Wake up and smell the humus!!!"

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RE: Pah!!!! leeeeeeeeez
by Kroc on Mon 10th Sep 2007 06:35 in reply to "Pah!!!! leeeeeeeeez"
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2005-11-10

"The average John Doe on the street cant even tell the difference between right and wrong."

I beg to differ.

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RE: Pah!!!! leeeeeeeeez
by dagw on Mon 10th Sep 2007 10:17 in reply to "Pah!!!! leeeeeeeeez"
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2005-07-06

the average john doe on the street cant even tell the different between right and wrong.

It always annoys me when people state that. What they really mean is other peoples concepts of right and wrong differ from mine, and thus they must be wrong.

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RE[2]: Pah!!!! leeeeeeeeez
by evangs on Mon 10th Sep 2007 16:12 in reply to "RE: Pah!!!! leeeeeeeeez"
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2005-07-07

It always annoys me when people state that. What they really mean is other peoples concepts of right and wrong differ from mine, and thus they must be wrong.

And how does that detract from the OP's point? If people cant even agree on what's right and what's wrong, I think that counts as being unable to tell the difference between right and wrong.

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