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 marafaka on Mon 10th Sep 2007 08:57 UTC
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This is just an example of how undereducated modern man really is. These people don't know and will never agree on:

1. what is consciousness
2. what drives a human being
3. how society works

and will never construct a spineless slave. As a matter of fact, there is a very close approximation of such a thing walking the streets for thousands of years - just look around. It can't get more perfect and cheaper than that.

And the final laugh: what way can machines outsmart people? In winning video games? Predicting economical trends? Composing music? Erotic day-dreaming? Inventing better recipes? Getting better chicks? Being more humane than humans while treating patients and thus winning some wicked prize? It's a paradox parading as a smart question.

Anyway ... I bow before miracles of science, and hope my soon keeps quiet about the emperor's new clothes. Yeah, and sorry for being bitter ;)

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