The Singularity Approaches!

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  1. Viergacht

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    AIs starting a war doesn't make much sense. Who would keep the electricity on if they blasted humans and our infrastructure to pieces? (I have the same problem with the "upload everyone's mind to a computer" scenario. Who keeps the computers running?) A really smart AI would make sure we were so obsessed with meaningless entertainment and materialism that they could go about their business undetected, because no one would care.
     
  2. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Wait... they could be in power NOW! ;)
     
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    you say that as a joke but thats not an unlikely scenerio although there probably not in direct power if they are they probably just hacked the internet and are waiting.
     
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    Illuminati Singularity
     
  5. Paul Bellow

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    http://www.rollingstone.com/glixel/...ence-is-learning-how-to-develop-games-w502882
     
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    That is damned impressive! As someone who has absolutely no know-how of programming, it would be so fun to show a bunch of stuff to an AI like this, ten years down the road or so, and have it pump out a working game.
     
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    "built its own version of the game by studying and frames and predicting future events"

    If this thing was ever made for conversations that worked in the context of those Japanese dating games, things could get interesting.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The Artificial Intelligence Gap Is Getting Narrower

    The following feature is excerpted from [/I]TIME Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Humankind, available at retailers and at the Time Shop and Amazon

    One of the most widely known practitioners of artificial intelligence never used a computer or built what we’d think of as a robot. Mary Shelley’s Dr. Victor Frankenstein, the creator of a “modern Prometheus” capable of thinking and acting on his own, captivated readers from the moment the novel Frankensteinfirst appeared on shelves. But that success belies the fact that Shelley was still ahead of her time. What once seemed like a bizarre fantasy—the notion that man could create a being who could think as we do—is, today, a fascination. It helps that we’ve grown closer, in our world, to making Dr. Frankenstein’s Promethean dream a reality. But the stories have also built upon themselves intriguingly, adding wrinkles to Shelley’s crisply told moral parable about how stealing the fire of the gods was a bad idea. Today’s A.I. stories thrive on ambiguity. They test an audience’s sympathies, challenge our preconceptions, and require very real intelligence.

    http://time.com/4967348/hollywood-artificial-intelligence-movies-tv/
     
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    Why should you care about the AI chips in Apple and Huawei’s new phones?

    Earlier this year, both Apple and Huawei made a lot of noise about the new processors in their latest phones, touting the inclusion of a game-changing neural engine or neural processing unit specifically designed to handle artificial intelligence computation. But why should you care, and do you really need an AI-capable phone?

    What neither manufacturer managed to do was include game-changing apps to go with these powerful new chips. Apple’s A11 Bionic enables its Face ID tech and Animoji, while Huawei’s NPU-equipped Kirin 970 allows for automatic camera settings for good pictures, and offline support for Bing’s Translator on the new Mate 10 series. But these features are just nice-to-haves, and hardly what you’d call revolutionary.

    https://thenextweb.com/mobile/2017/...the-ai-chips-in-apple-and-huaweis-new-phones/
     

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