from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Maybe you’ve seen some ads featuring a former California governor fighting a younger, computer-generated version of himself lately. The Terminator franchise is almost guaranteed to be rebooted every few years, just as the real life technology that could create strong artificial intelligence is getting closer and closer. Hopefully, a $10 million donation from Elon Musk to the Future of Life Institute will help delay Judgment Day, but progress in artificial intelligence can’t be bargained with, it can’t feel pain or mercy, and it will stop at absolutely nothing….
- Google DeepMind is reading Daily Mail and CNN articles to learn how to understand grammar and the English language better. Forcing computers to read news articles all day is probably going to end up being the reason why AI hates humanity. [url]
- Chatbots are getting better and better at human-like conversation — and it can be very creepy. One Google-sponsored chatbot was asked, “What is immoral?” And it answered, “The fact that you have a child.” Yup. These machines aren’t going to try to extinguish the human race at all. Nope. Nope. Nope. Put your fingers in your ears and sing your favorite song now. [url]
- There’s a system called CodePhage that can detect software bugs and attempt to fix them without human intervention. And that’s how Skynet evolves to remove human error from its programming…. [url]
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