Sunday, April 7, 2019

Turn on A.I. Turn off mankind.

Sci-Fi movies beginning with 2001: A Space Odyssey, was an epic 1968 science-fiction film about a smart computer named H.A.L., who decides quite unilaterally what is in the best interest of mankind. A Space Odyssey was produced and directed by famed director Stanley Kubrick. It remains in the pantheon of the cinema, the very best movies ever created about artificial intelligence.

Philosophers have long debated what constitutes intelligent life. The consensus is a "sense of self-awareness." The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military. And there are AI programs, protocols, and machines that are already there.

The advances are frightening in their rapidity. Space X and Tesla boss Elon Musk has become a de facto leading voice about the potential of  AI. But not as an advocate but as a detractor.
Musk has said, "Mark my words — A.I. is far more dangerous than nukes." And that "AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization."

The late, great astrophysicist Stephen Hawking told the BBC, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race….It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever-increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete, and would be superseded.”

“I don’t want to really scare you, but it was alarming how many people I talked to who are highly placed people in AI who have retreats that are sort of 'bug out' houses, to which they could flee if it all hits the fan.”—James Barrat, author of Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era, told the Washington Post.

 “I’m increasingly inclined to think that there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish. I mean with artificial intelligence we’re summoning the demon.” —Elon Musk warned at MIT’s AeroAstro Centennial Symposium

“The real question is, when will we draft an artificial intelligence bill of rights? What will that consist of? And who will get to decide that?” —Gray Scott

“We must address, individually and collectively, moral and ethical issues raised by cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence and biotechnology, which will enable significant life extension, designer babies, and memory extraction.” —Klaus Schwab

“Some people call this artificial intelligence, but the reality is this technology will enhance us. So instead of artificial intelligence, I think we'll augment our intelligence.” —Ginni Rometty

“I'm more frightened than interested by artificial intelligence - in fact, perhaps fright and interest are not far away from one another. Things can become real in your mind, you can be tricked, and you believe things you wouldn't ordinarily. A world run by automatons doesn't seem completely unrealistic anymore. It's a bit chilling.” —Gemma Whelan

“You have to talk about 'The Terminator' if you're talking about artificial intelligence. I actually think that that's way off. I don't think that an artificially intelligent system that has superhuman intelligence will be violent. I do think that it will disrupt our culture.” —Gray Scott

“If the government regulates against use of drones or stem cells or artificial intelligence, all that means is that the work and the research leave the borders of that country and go someplace else.” —Peter Diamandis

“The key to artificial intelligence has always been the representation.” —Jeff Hawkins

“It's going to be interesting to see how society deals with artificial intelligence, but it will definitely be cool.” —Colin Angle

“Anything that could give rise to smarter-than-human intelligence—in the form of Artificial Intelligence, brain-computer interfaces, or neuroscience-based human intelligence enhancement - wins hands down beyond contest as doing the most to change the world. Nothing else is even in the same league.” —Eliezer Yudkowsky

“Artificial intelligence is growing up fast, as are robots whose facial expressions can elicit empathy and make your mirror neurons quiver.” —Diane Ackerman

“Someone on TV has only to say, ‘Alexa,’ and she lights up. She’s always ready for action, the perfect woman, never says, ‘Not tonight, dear.’” —Sybil Sage, as quoted in a New York Times article

“Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.” —Alan Kay

“Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold.” —Ray Kurzweil

“Nobody phrases it this way, but I think that artificial intelligence is almost a humanities discipline. It's really an attempt to understand human intelligence and human cognition.” —Sebastian Thrun

“A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.” —Alan Perlis

“There is no reason and no way that a human mind can keep up with an artificial intelligence machine by 2035.” —Gray Scott

“Is artificial intelligence less than our intelligence?” —Spike Jonze

“By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.” —Eliezer Yudkowsky

“The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.” —Jean Baudrillard

“Forget artificial intelligence - in the brave new world of big data, it's artificial idiocy we should be looking out for.” —Tom Chatfield

“Before we work on artificial intelligence why don’t we do something about natural stupidity?” —Steve PolyakMankind's fate would be decided in a nanosecond.

Mankind has been like a virus on this earth. A biological agent that reproduces inside the cells of living hosts. When infected by a virus, a host cell is forced to produce thousands of identical copies of the original virus at an extraordinary rate.

If some young, rogue scientist working at some obscure DARPA-funded thinktank connected to the world wide web through ESnet: The 100-gigabit shadow internet that only the US government has access to, either intentionally or unintentionally pushed the proverbial button, mankind's fate would be sealed in a nanosecond. And we would be marked for extermination.

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Beauty and the Beast

...this is an outrageous miscarriage of justice ... ...and if the system  worked for blacks equally, the Judge would have immediately set aside the verdict in the interest of justice... you simply cannot condemn a  promising young man with absolutely no previous criminal involvement to  prison for 12-years; and, brand him with a lifetime sexual predator label when he's only 20-years old! And only had a consensual, (if ill-advised) make-out session with a 17-year-old, which is the age of consent in virtually every state of the union. That white jury didn't see him as anything other than an archetypal, hypersexual beast defiling a virtuous, little, young, corn-fed, alabaster beauty. Beauty and the beast. The King  Kong metaphor played out in a cramped courtroom surrounded by flat plains filled with endless cornfields in the heart[less]land of  America... Welcome to Kansas... After all, it was the scene of the infamous Scopes "Monkey" trial back in the day. Forget Evolution. Now  Kansans apparently no longer believe in biology either ... Jesus  Christ... This poor kid is in serious trouble and judging (no pun intended) by those after verdict photographs, he well knows it... When will black folks as a group begin to develop an intolerance for this sort of indignity😟 and injustice...…/05/student-sentenced-for-non-rape.html…

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