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Really interesting ted talk by Swedish scientist Nick Bostrom. The implications for humanity are scary especially if you think of the way we have treated those we have considered less intelligent as ourselves. Enjoy the video, your thoughts would be appreciated. Seeing as we can't keep this technology in the box so to speak, what do you suggest we do to make it work out well for humans, or is this just another form of evolving for human beings?
Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as "smart" as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: "Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make." A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we're building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines help to preserve humanity and our values — or will they have values of their own?
originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: Revolution9
No, not really and that's applying human characteristics or the "need" for characteristics like ours. Such a machine could fuel it's self with extreme technology from solar or whatever it so decided not only that, but it's appendages ;how it steps from the virtual to the real ,could be nano bots, such a machine could create it's own and repair it's own, after a certain amount of help from us,it would no longer need us, unless it choose altruism.