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rotornut
3rd Dec 2014, 00:18
Well, I must agree. My 2 dogs are definitely smarter than me.

BBC News - Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind (http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30290540)

Boudreaux Bob
3rd Dec 2014, 01:33
He must have been observing the Congressional Black Caucus and the Obama/Holder Duo's conduct of late.

arcniz
3rd Dec 2014, 02:11
Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind

Of course it can.....!!!


Think about the invention of:

Trees
Spears and Arrowheads
Money
Shoes
McDonald's
Diodes
Genomics

... all the above paradigms are very fundamental game-changers... a few of many many millions in play in the past and billions more coming... relative to a a future full of further differences, upsides, downside, and opportunities for them who may want them, and a plague for them who do not.

Steve Hawking has become a commercial news-magnet, with very efficient mechanisms for amplifying that. See how long it lasts, ex post facto.

The premise (and occasional promise) of any possible sort of enduring ]status quo[/I] is a commercial shuck for a gullible public -- devised mostly to sell questionable economic and political perspectives.

A revenue platform for Steve, Inc., as well.

vulcanised
3rd Dec 2014, 12:50
Or, perhaps he said Artificial Insemination ?

Blacksheep
3rd Dec 2014, 13:37
Not a problem. It's just the next step in the process of evolution.


Did you see that film Wall.E? My bet is that they'll not all be murderous little thingumeejibs.

There'll be good robots and bad robots and lots of slaves.

It will be easy to tell them apart. The good ones will be white, the bad ones will be black and the slaves will just be rusty.

OFSO
3rd Dec 2014, 14:07
Natural Intelligence is bad enough, never mind the Artificial type.

ExXB
3rd Dec 2014, 14:20
Despite the headline he actully said:

"The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race."

Prof Hawking says the primitive forms of artificial intelligence developed so far have already proved very useful, but he fears the consequences of creating something that can match or surpass humans.

I think we are some way from there, something for your kids or grandkids to worry about.

IBMJunkman
3rd Dec 2014, 14:29
As long as we can pull the plug we will be in charge.

ShyTorque
3rd Dec 2014, 14:38
MGM presents: West World!
Boy, do we have a vacation for you!

Watched that film as a teenager; with Yul Brynner as the "rogue" robot cowboy. It scared the life out of me!

G-CPTN
3rd Dec 2014, 14:40
Demis Hassabis, Founder of DeepMind Technologies and Artificial-Intelligence Wunderkind at Google, Wants Machines to Think Like Us | MIT Technology Review (http://www.technologyreview.com/news/532876/googles-intelligence-designer/)

Evanelpus
3rd Dec 2014, 16:39
Pot and kettle............I rest my case!

Lonewolf_50
3rd Dec 2014, 17:35
All Stephen Hawking did was finally read
The Omega Project (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CFgQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fus.macmillan.com%2Ftheomegaproject%2Fstevea lten&ei=g0l_VLOgD5O1yASb2oKYBw&usg=AFQjCNEPmNi7S1_5SLJ75II8Dmx4B7hAsA&bvm=bv.80642063,d.aWw).

He's not even trying anymore.