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World War AI

To Keep AI Safe — Use AI

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Amitai Etzioni and Oren Etzioni
Recode.net
January 4, 2016

Software is already pervasive in our society, but artificial intelligence software raises unique concerns even among the technological elite. The recent announcement that tech titans, including Elon Musk, have committed $1 billion to an artificial intelligence research center out of concern for what AI may become denotes an important question: Will AI software obey the law of the land and adhere to our ethical standards?

It is true that AI software is increasingly autonomous and potentially self-modifying, but it is our view of AI as a hegemonic, monolithic entity that drives our fear of it. Just as there is no one “software” entity, there will be no one AI entity. So here is a new viewpoint on how AI will be kept in check — more AI.

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LOL!!! Homo optimus... Prime!

Is technology causing us to ‘evolve’ into a new SPECIES?

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Sarah Griffiths
Daily Mail
February 2, 2016


If you’re under the age of 40, there is a good chance you will achieve ‘electronic immortality’ during your lifetime.

This is the idea that all of your thoughts and experiences will be uploaded and stored online for future generations.

That’s according to a futurologist who not only believes technology will let humans merge with computers, that this will create an entirely new species called Homo optimus.

And, he claims this could occur as soon as 2050.

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Fuck Your Intelligence!

It’s too late! Artificial intelligence is everywhere

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Julia Boorstin
CNBC
January 26, 2016

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates have warned about the potential dangers of unchecked artificial intelligence.

The geniuses have had some help from Hollywood films, going all the way back to the 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey” and all the way up to last year’s “Ex Machina.”

But this may be even more frightening: A.I. is already part of the operations within many companies we interact with every day, from Apple’s Siri to how Uber dispatches drivers to the way Facebook arranges its Newsfeed. In fact, Facebook is making research into A.I. a priority, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently stating that one of his goals this year is to “code” a personal assistant to “help run his life.”

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