In this week’s assignment I chose an article from a British newspaper. The article is about AI Robots and the suggestion their world dominance and why scientist should stop this “NOW”. I am not an advent reader of science but there was nothing but politics to draw from or the new Canadian bird named.
After reading the article and the 37 comments, I only posted a few in this blog, I came to the conclusion I believe there were many diverse comments with a few “undue confidence and unsubstantiated opinion”. According to Zarefsky (1995), “The goal of communication study is understanding what it means to be an articulate person, one who is able to participate effectively in relationships with messages and people, whether in the intimacy of public dialogue or in the deliberations of the public forum.” (p. 103).
After reading and digesting chapter six in our text, public discourse is at the “heart of human drama.” (Arnett, Fritz, & Bell, 2009, pg. 109). By listening, being attentive and negotiate for appropriate communication dialogue in the public arena, we promote the and protect the “scared space”.
This is how AI ROBOTS will take over the world – and why we need to stop scientsts NOW
RESEARCHERS have pieced together the map of artificial intelligence’s future, showing the certainty machines will one day exceed man.
By SEAN MARTIN
PUBLISHED: 04:01, Thu, Nov 17, 2016 | UPDATED: 08:03, Thu, Nov 17, 2016
The rise of AI now seems inevitable with many experts, including Stephen Hawking, stating the invention of smart machines will be the biggest ever impact on humanity.
However, there has been a lack of clarity about when and how the takeover of machines will occur, but one leading researcher has now mapped out AI’s future progress.
Arend Hintz, assistant professor of integrative biology & computer science and engineering at Michigan State University, says the rise of AI truly began in the 1990s with “reactive machines”.
Mr Hintz said that the most basic types of AI are neither able to form memories or learn from past experiences, pointing to IBM’s chess-playing supercomputer, Deep Blue, which managed to beat chess world champion Garry Kasparov in 1997.
While Deep Blue was able to identify the pieces on a chessboard and know where to move them, it had no concept of learning from past games to improve.
Mr Hintz wrote in an article for The Conversation: “This type of intelligence involves the computer perceiving the world directly and acting on what it sees. It doesn’t rely on an internal concept of the world.”
The next stage, or Type II, will have limited memory.
Some self-driving cars already have the ability in the form of observing other cars’ movement and speed, which cannot be done in a single moment as it needs to measure the criteria against other objects for reference.
The scientist writes: “But these simple pieces of information about the past are only transient.
“They aren’t saved as part of the car’s library of experience it can learn from, the way human drivers compile experience over years behind the wheel.”
Then comes the theory of mind stage, which is where some researchers believe the development of AI should halt.
Robots in this stage “not only form representations about the world, but also about other agents or entities in the world”.
This is a psychological concept which is the understanding that beings in the world can have thoughts and emotions which influence their own behaviour – something that scientists state was essential in humanity becoming the most dominant race on Earth.
Mr Hintz: “This is crucial to how we humans formed societies, because they allowed us to have social interactions.
“Without understanding each other’s motives and intentions, and without taking into account what somebody else knows either about me or the environment, working together is at best difficult, at worst impossible.”
He adds that if AI is to ever walk among us, it will have to understand that other beings have thoughts and emotions too.
The final stage would be self-awareness, which would see robots designed with consciousness.
However, for this step to be achieved, scientists need to understand what consciousness actually is.
Mr Hintz continued: “Conscious beings are aware of themselves, know about their internal states, and are able to predict feelings of others.
“We assume someone honking behind us in traffic is angry or impatient, because that’s how we feel when we honk at others.”
Once this stage is achieved, AI will be as intelligent as humans, and will be on its way to exceeding the human race.
AI is so misused. It is just a program, and hell will freeze over before a program becomes self-aware.
Paul Harvey use to ask, ‘Have we outsmarted ourselves?”
To be absolutely honest, with the advance of muIticuIturalism and the coordinated attempt at European Gen0cide, I no longer care if the world burns.
Exactly who are we preserving the world for? Not our children, that’s for sure!
I’ve seen this movie…no thanks.
Robots don’t have to kill people. all they have to do is make life so comfortable for us that we won’t want to have children, and thus go extinct by our own selfishness.
For those of you who haven`t already done so, read Aldous Huxley`s novel “A brave new world”.
First published in 1932 it is a futuristic warning of the pitfalls of uncontrolled scientific advance which has an uncanny and alarming similarity to what is currently beginning to happen.
Yeah they will all be programmed to ‘pray’ 5 times a day……….
No good setting them on to IS if they learn from intelligence, a super computer would revert to pack man in no time flat.
I will not be paying 20 grand to have my driving experience removed. I love driving & being in control. Human shaped robots are inefficient, robots for specific purposes work in industry well and pay for themselves easily, but WHO WILL PAY a massive sum for an android in an office, as a carer or a builder’s mate when a guy on a zero hours contract at minimum wage would do?
It is evolution that creates self awareness and takes many generations where there is trial and error repeated over and over. When we have created self learning heuristic computer systems that learn like babies and slowly develop over time then we may see the natural emergence of self awareness within a ‘self programmed’ system.
We will become a race of cyborgs. It is the only way mankind will survive space long term.
AI will never exceed a human being. This is atheist nonsense.
“Atheist nonsense”? How do you know one religious group will not send robots out on a jihad against non-believers?
Oh please. AI already far exceeds human beings in numerous narrow areas of expertise. General intelligence is a tougher problem. Still, the only way that AI won’t eventually exceed the intelligence of human beings is if all research stops, which is unlikely.