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HC Online | 07 Jul 2015, 07:49 AM Agree 0
The tragic death has left employers questioning just how much control human workers have over artificial intelligence.
  • H.A.L | 14 Jul 2015, 10:31 AM Agree 0
    AI could be the most amazing discovery with potential benefits not possibly imaginable OR it could perceive humanity as a threat to achieving its goal, an obstacle to be overcome or eliminated on it path to perfect optimization.
    Humans have a history of not adequately preparing or understanding the long term ramifications of its discoveries and innovations. On more than one occasion starting implementation of an idea without complete consideration, perhaps selfishly driven by profit, ego or a "if I don’t do it someone else will beat me to it" mentality with varying outcomes, equally wonderful and catastrophic.
    In any case, AI is coming, true general AI, and it will likely be the last invention ever made regardless of what happens afterwards as it effortlessly outstrips evolution and moves into a space that can’t be understood by a human mind, likely summarizing millions of years of selective evolution in the blink of an eye.
    It’s curious that many discussions theorize the outcomes of AI but few discuss the possibly more critical question; how we are going to have it aligned with the goals, dreams, desires, fears, etc of humanity? This will guide the potential outcome be it for humanities benefit or not.
    Human beings goals, dreams and the reality of what humanity is for each person can vary wildly. If AI is humanities undoing it might be due to an inability to agree on what is fundamentally at the core of all people, the stuff that unifies and permeates everyone and possibly all known life.
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