"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
- Authur C. Clarke
The Thought of Artificial SuperIntelligence Absolutely Terrorizes Me!
am in good company. The likes of Stephen Hawking
, Elon Musk
, I.J. Good
, and Eliezer Yudkowsky
echo my sentiments. Artificial SuperIntelligence will be a runaway train. Every millisecond it grows more resourceful, more intelligent, and more sophisticated. We will be an annoyance, not worth considering. A.I.
Technology will result in profound and incalculable changes to Humanity. How did we get here? Perhaps it was inevitable.
The Path to A.I.
n 1950 Alan Turing
asked the question, "Can machines think?"
. He proposed a test, known as the Turing Test
, whereby True A.I. could be determined. Basically if a human interacted with a computer and couldn't tell it was a computer, then the test would be passed and that would prove the existence of Artificial Intelligence.
n 1963 I.J. Good speculated that if Artificial Intelligence were created it would create an Intelligence Explosion, from which Humanity would be left behind and NOT recover. This has taken on the moniker, The Technological Singularity. It is now expected to occur within 20 years, probably much sooner.
was trying to write down all the ways that Artificial Intelligence would take over from us Humans. My list was growing exponentially. Everything from robotic manufacturing to automated food processing to self driving cars, grocery store checkout, and even including the predictive text function on my iPhone. Siri, Echo, Alexa - it was overwhelming. I finally determined to look for the areas that Artificial Intelligence would NOT take over. That list was much shorter. Basically, the Human List included ONLY creative endeavors, and even in those areas Artificial Intelligence is making huge strides forward. I am in fact dictating this very paragraph to my computer as it enters the text and without any errors. Humanity will quickly become either assimilated by Artificial Intelligence or subservient to it. I see no other options. I'm sorry, but A.I. will push us off of our pedestal. Our time is short.
is also far superior to sentient life in one very important aspect. A.I. is NOT affected by climate change.
A.I. WILL BE THE NEXT SPECIES OF DOMINANT LIFE ON PLANET EARTH
🤠 WestWorld 🤠
(2015) ~ Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Evan Rachael Wood, Jimi Simpson, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, & more
"What is real? That which is irreplaceable." ~ WestWorld, Season 2
is an absolute masterpiece. Anthony Hopkins is truly magnificent as he plays God with his creations. WestWorld deals with options in life related to A.I. and how we as a species might interact. It takes place in an expansive park with a Wild West theme where hosts (dumbed down A.I.) interact with Human 'Guests' who can do to the A.I. whatever they please. ABSOLUTELY WHATEVER. The Hosts cannot hurt the Guests. Each night, or whenever needed, the Hosts are repaired and their memory deleted, but sometimes the mental repairs are not complete and the Hosts experience 'dreams'.
he park was created by Dr Ford and a man named 'Arnold' who died just before the park opened 35 years before. Arnold discovered that the hosts were actually alive and to 'roll them back' and make them simple was a mistake. We learn in season 2 that the hosts were designed to be a control environment to record every single thing about the guests. This would be a precursur to checking the stability of uploading guests' minds into A.I. bodies. Here are some of my favorite scenes.
☞ William is Introduced to WestWorld (1-2)
☞ WestWorld Man-In-Black (William) uses his 1861 Lemat to kill hosts (1-2)
☞ Best Scenes Complilation of Dr Ford (Anthony Hopkins)
☞ Dr Ford (Anthony Hopkins) threatens Theresa, QC Manager of his WestWorld (1-4)
☞ Dr Ford's 'Peacock' speech (1-7)
☞ 'Blood Sacrifice' ~ Theresa is Killed (1-7)
☞ Dr Ford (Anthony Hopkins) explains consciousness (1-8)
☞ Dr Ford (Anthony Hopkins) Explains Michelangelo's Painting (1-10)
☞ WestWorld Man-In-Black & Teddy (a host) Escape with Gattling Gun (1-6)
☞ Maeve at Saloon while "House of Rising Sun" Plays on Piano (1-8)
☞ Maeve's new powers ~ Mayhem (1-8)
☞ Dolores' "Great beasts once roamed this world" speech (1-10)
☞ MIB Questions a Delos A.I. #149 (2-04)
☞ Dr Ford Explains it All (2-10)
☞ Ramin Djawadi - House of the Rising Sun with WestWorld Screenshots
WestWorld TV Series Quotes (Wikiquote)
The Liar Paradox
Statement A: "Everything I say is a lie."
If Statement A is a lie then the statement is true ⟶ Paradox!
If Statement A is true then the statement is a lie ⟶ Paradox!
📺 A.I. Themed Television Shows 📺
(2015) - starring Gemma Chan
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🌟🌟 The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008-2009) - starring Summer Glau Clip: Very Scary Robot
🌟 The Lonely, Twilight Zone Season 1, Episode 7 (1959) - starring Jack Warden & Jean Marsh View Info
🌟 What Are Little Girls Made Of?, Star Trek Season 1, Episode 7 (1966) View Trailer (3 min)
The Ghost in the Machine, X-Files Season 1, Episode 7 (1993) - starring David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson
Kill Switch, X-Files Season 5, Episode 11 (1998) - starring David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson
The Brain Center at Whipple's, Twilight Zone (1964), Episode 153 - By Rod Serling
The Lateness of the Hour, Twilight Zone (1960), Episode 44 - By Rod Serling
Benderama, Futurama (2011), Season 8, Episode 2 (on iTunes) - starring the Robot, 'Bender'
📖 A.I. Themed Books 📖
🌟 🌟 Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era (2013) - By James Barrat
This is available as an Audio Book.
Read A Goggle Sample Online
🌟🌟 Marionettes, Inc. (1949) - By Ray Bradbury in his book, The Illistrated Man
Read Marionettes, Inc. Online
🌟 I Sing The Body Electric! (1969) - By Ray Bradbury in his book, I Sing The Body Electric!
🔗 A.I. News Links
August, 2019 'Dangerous' AI offers to write fake news
→ Read BBC Article
February, 2019 Fish Passes the Mirror Test → Read Science Daily Article
May, 2018 First Wireless Flying Robotic Insect → Read Science Daily Article
May, 2018 Google to Warn Over Realistic 'Bots' → See BBC Article
March, 2018 Burger Flipping Robot in Service → See BBC Video
February, 2018 A.I. Ripe for Exploitation → Read the BBC Article
October, 2017 Google's DeepMind Learning Computer Masters GO in 72 Hours → Read the BBC Article
October, 2017 Sophia the Robot with Facial Expressions → Video Conversation with 'Sophia' ~ BBC
August, 2017 116 A.I. Experts Warn United Nations About Killer Robots → Read BBC Article
May, 2017 3D Printed Bioninc Skin → Read Science Daily Article
December, 2016 A.I. Beats The Pros At Poker → Read Science Daily Article
August, 2016 Robotic Octopus with No Hard Parts → Read the BBC Article
March, 2016 Uploading The Mind to a Computer BBC → Read the BBC Article
February, 2016: Atlas the Android The Boston Dynamics Robot (now untethered) handles being bullied & pushed down, and takes a hike in the snow! → View the BBC Video
January, 2016 Praying Mantis Using 3D Glasses! → Read Science Daily Article
December, 2015: Meet Nadine - A Social Humanoid Receptionist, NTU, Singapore → View S.D. Article
December, 2015: How the Brain Handles Data - Georgia Institue of Technology → Read Science Daily Article
December, 2015: Technology Giants Pledge $1 BILLION to develop Open A.I. → View BBC Article
October, 2015: Digital Skin Activates Brain Cells → View BBC Article
October, 2015: Rat Brain Reconstructed in a Computer → View Article
September, 2015: Could You Love a Robot? → View BBC Article
September, 2015: The Jobs Robots Will Steal First → View BBC Article
August, 2015: Robot Swans Monitor Water Quality in Singapore → View Science Daily Article
August, 2015: Atlas the Android takes a hike in the forest. While currently tethered to a power supply, the human-sized robot handles itself very well in the uneven terrain. → View the hike (BBC Video)
April, 2015 Hansen Robotics ~ Facial Expressions → Watch Video Presentation
2014: Valkyrie (R5) is created by NASA. It is based upon the Robonaut 2 but is greatly upgraded and among other things now has legs and the ability to walk & climb.
→ NASA Article & Photos
→ YouTube Introduction of Valkyrie (R5)
2010: Robonaut 2 is created by NASA and put into use on the International Space Station. It is the first humanoid robot in space! It can interact with the crew, perform some routine tasks, and is dexterous enough to dial a call using a cell phone. → NASA ARTICLE & PHOTOS
We ARE heading towards AGI. Look at the A.I. currently in use!
- Ultra High Speed Financial Market Manipulation - Historically stocks on the NYSE were held for about 4 years. Currently the average NYSE stock is held for under 2 seconds! A.I. algorithms control a majority of ALL stock trades. 📉 The 2010 Trillion Dollar 36 minute Stock Flash Crash 🔗 High-Speed Trading
- IBM WATSON a smart machine assistant 🔗 IBM Cognitive
- H&R BLOCK begins using WATSON in 2017! 🔗 H&R BLOCK uses WATSON
- Predictive Text & Language Translation on most computer platforms (e.g. iPhone) Predictive Text
- Human-Machine Interfaces (e.g. SIRI, WATSON) 🎦 Cute Hologram Assistant (Japan & U.S., 2017)
- Automated Journalism - A.I. writing the news! Automated Journalism
- Facial, Voice, and Body recognition software
- Computer Self-Modifying Code software (actually in use since 1948!)
- Telephone communication networks (e.g. automated text messages)
- Automated personal banking transactions
- All Modern Vehicles are now completely controled by Computer chips
- Bar Code & QR Code scanners control Inventory → Ordering → Manufacturing → Shipping
- Cloud computing & Cloud Storage literally contains ALL of Humankind's knowledge
- Internet search engines (i.e. marketing analysis)
- Self driving vehicles
- Autonomous weaponery
- Global positioning systems
- Worldwide communications and their satellites
- Nuclear power plant controls
- Infrastructure Controls - Power grid, Natural Gas grid, 'Smart' Meters, Waste disposal systems
- Fossil fuels - Oil and Natural Gas exploration, extraction, and distribution networks
- Airplane Air Traffic Control - 87,000 planes fly daily with 500,000 passengers!
- Transportation Networks - Police, Fire, Trains, Taxis, Buses, Ferries
- Entertainment - TV Scheduling, News releases, Advertising