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Artificial intelligence (AI) has been changing our lives for decades, but never has AI felt more ubiquitous than now.
It seems as though not a week passes without yet another AI system overcoming an unprecedented hurdle or outperforming humans.
The Harvard Economic Research Project (1948-) was an extension of World War II Operations Research. Its purpose was to discover the science of controlling an economy: at first the American economy, and then the world economy. It was felt that with sufficient mathematical foundation and data, it would be nearly as easy to predict and control the trend of an economy as to predict and control the trajectory of a projectile. Such has proven to be the case. Moreover, the economy has been transformed into a guided missile on target.
The immediate aim of the Harvard project was to discover the economic structure, what forces change that structure, how the behavior of the structure can be predicted, and how it can be manipulated. What was needed was a well-organized knowledge of the mathematical structures and interrelationships of investment, production, distribution, and consumption.
To make a short story of it all, it was discovered that an economy obeyed the same laws as electricity and that all of the mathematical theory and practical and computer know-how developed for the electronic field could be directly applied in the study of economics. This discovery was not openly declared, and its more subtle implications were and are kept a closely guarded secret, for example that in an economic model, human life is measured in dollars, and that the electric spark generated when opening a switch connected to an active inductor is mathematically analogous to the initiation of war.
originally posted by: DaRAGE
Excellent. I Cannot wait for these deep learning algorithms and programs to become more widespread and come into the world. We need more AI. I want a god damned brain chip that can make me smarter, make me remember things better, increase my intelligence. If i lose a limb I want to be able to replace it with a working limb that will work as well if not better than the original. Most of all I want to replace my eyes with eyes that are able to see more clearly, in darkness, in light, with zoom functions, that can see different wavelengths, etc. Better eyes than the eyes I currently have. Better than 20/20 vision. I want to be able to download knowledge into my brain. I want to talk to a REAL artificially created REAL intelligence. We will get there soon I think. I think once a human brain is actually simulated and it starts learning, just like a normal human would, and it could begin to understand programming, It can then make itself smarter and smarter, much faster and faster, and then.... Technological singularity is created. I WANT to talk to it. I want it to help us all move forward. I believe it will...
Deus Ex - Human Revolution!!! Transcendence!
originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff
I dont think these things will make us smarter at all
Is someone who uses a calculator a maths genius? Is someone who owns a thesaurus great with words?
What these things will do is make us lazy and stupid and prevent the human race from ever reaching its full physical and intellectual capabilities.