Artificial Intelligence

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
- Authur C. Clarke
The Thought of Artificial SuperIntelligence Absolutely Terrorizes Me!
I  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.
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.

I 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.

I  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.

A.I.  is also far superior to sentient life in one very important aspect. A.I. is NOT affected by climate change.

🎬 A.I. Themed Movies 🎬

🌟🌟 Ghost in the Shell (2017) - starring Scarlet Johansson   View the Extended Trailer (7 min)

QUESTION >> If your mind can be copied and placed into a machine AND your body can be augmented to the point that it no longer is biological, are you still HUMAN? What if there are duplicate copies??
🌟🌟🌟 Ex Machina (2015) - starring Alicia Vikander as 'Ava'     View IMDb Trailer

View Ex Machina Featurette (3 minutes)
View a Critical AVA Session
View the Dance Scene with Kyoko

→ READ My Favorite Quote from the Movie   Nathan: One day the AIs are going to look back …

♫ LISTEN to the haunting music from the Ex Machina soundtrack   Bunsen Burner by CUTS (4 min.)

→ VIEW this Special Interview of the Film's Players   Ex Machina Interview Special (10 min.)

→ AFTER (NOT BEFORE) you have viewed the film, watch this Analysis of Camera Angles, etc.

🌟🌟 Robot & Frank (2012) - starring Peter Sarsgaard and Susan Sarandon   (Fun)   View IMDb Trailer

🌟🌟 her (2013) - starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlet Johansson (as an A.I. OS1)     View IMDb Trailer
Installing OS1 'Samantha' Staircase Scene - Wow

🌟🌟 VICE (2015) - starring Bruce Willis     View VICE Trailer

🌟🌟 I, Robot (2004) - starring Will Smith     View IMDb Trailer

🌟 Lucy (2014) - starring Scarlet Johansson and Morgan Freeman   (Runaway Intelligence)   View IMDb Trailer

🌟 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) - starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kristanna Loken

🌟 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)     2001, Disconnecting the HAL9000

The Stepford Wives (2004) - starring Nicole Kidman     View IMDb Trailer

Blade Runner (1982) - starring Harrison Ford

West World (1973) - starring Yul Brenner     Wikipedia Data

The Matrix (1999) - starring Keanu Reeves     View IMDb Trailer

Star Wars (1977) - starring C3PO & R2-D2     (C3PO was designed to look like Maria in Metropolis, 1927)

WALL-E (2008) - starring WALL-E & EVE     View IMDb Trailer

Metropolis (Silent) (1927) - starring Bridgette Helm as 'Maria', the Robot     View IMDb Trailer     Official Website

🤠 WestWorld 🤠
🌟🌟🌟🌟 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

WestWorld  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'.

T 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 trueParadox!
If Statement A is true then the statement is a lieParadox!

📺 A.I. Themed Television Shows 📺

🌟🌟🌟 HUMNS (2015) - starring Gemma Chan - ( is a math term. = for All values of x )

🌟🌟 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 newsRead BBC Article

February, 2019 Fish Passes the Mirror TestRead Science Daily Article

May, 2018 First Wireless Flying Robotic InsectRead Science Daily Article

May, 2018 Google to Warn Over Realistic 'Bots'See BBC Article

March, 2018 Burger Flipping Robot in ServiceSee BBC Video

February, 2018 A.I. Ripe for ExploitationRead the BBC Article

October, 2017 Google's DeepMind Learning Computer Masters GO in 72 HoursRead the BBC Article

October, 2017 Sophia the Robot with Facial ExpressionsVideo Conversation with 'Sophia' ~ BBC

August, 2017 116 A.I. Experts Warn United Nations About Killer RobotsRead BBC Article

May, 2017 3D Printed Bioninc SkinRead Science Daily Article

December, 2016 A.I. Beats The Pros At PokerRead Science Daily Article

August, 2016 Robotic Octopus with No Hard PartsRead the BBC Article

March, 2016 Uploading The Mind to a Computer BBCRead 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, SingaporeView S.D. Article

December, 2015: How the Brain Handles Data - Georgia Institue of TechnologyRead Science Daily Article

December, 2015: Technology Giants Pledge $1 BILLION to develop Open A.I.View BBC Article

October, 2015: Digital Skin Activates Brain CellsView BBC Article

October, 2015: Rat Brain Reconstructed in a ComputerView Article

September, 2015: Could You Love a Robot?View BBC Article

September, 2015: The Jobs Robots Will Steal FirstView BBC Article

August, 2015: Robot Swans Monitor Water Quality in SingaporeView 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 ExpressionsWatch 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

Current A.I.