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Originally posted by chiron613
I stopped worrying about artificial intelligence when I began using Microsoft products. Suddenly I realized that computers would never attain anywhere near "intelligence".
Originally posted by Desolate Cancer
But what is wrong with super advanced AI? What is wrong with merging ourselves with technology? it can help us appreciate the universe in ways never thought of, it can bring new advances and benefits to humanity.
Originally posted by DJM8507
The US government already has several self aware AI entities in its possession. It is very similar to the movie "Eagle Eye" except much more sophisticated.
I have not personally witnessed it, but have spoken with an individual that worked closely with such technology. He stated they are mainly used in simulation and data-mining applications due to their high speed, and deep computational capabilities.
The term that is given to them is ACE (Artificial Conscious Entity).
Originally posted by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
How disappointing. Only 4 responses. Typical when I do these posts.
In the last decade, the use of unmanned systems in war has literally exploded, with a significant role in the greater Middle East (here defined as the geographic space that extends from Morocco to the Indus River).
A quick tour around the region illustrates:
The United States
By far the biggest and most notable operator of unmanned systems in the region is the American military. The US military inventory now includes over 7,000 unmanned drones in the air and another roughly 12,000 on the ground. Illustrating the rapid growth of this field, at the start of the Iraq war in 2003, these numbers were near zero. These systems range in size from tiny drones the size of hummingbirds, designed for Special Operations surveillance, to those with wingspans the length of a football field, which can stay in the air for days. The extent of US interest in continuing its growing use of unmanned systems is perhaps best illustrated by the fact that in 2009, the US Air Force will train more pilots for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) than manned fighter or bomber plane pilots combined.
Israel, Turkey, Iran, United Arab Emirates,India, Pakistan...(see article for details)
... As the systems proliferate, they will be easier for groups to access and use (the commercial equivalent of the US military’s Raven drone, for instance, can be built for just $1000 USD) and thus likely to be used more often. This dynamic also may prove to be the same with states, with the lowered risk of sending soldiers into harm’s way making leaders more cavalier about when and where they use force.
Indeed, the US military has already carried out more drone strikes into Pakistan (over 50 in the last year) than it did with manned bombers during the opening round of the Kosovo War, but unlike that conflict, its legislature had no debates and its media barely covers the operation. The reason is that the strikes are viewed as riskless.
The Middle East is such a dynamic region that many lament that there is little that can be predicted with accuracy. But when it comes to weapons and technology, there is one certainty: In the coming years, unmanned systems of greater and greater sophistication will be used in the region in greater and greater numbers. The robotics revolution is at hand ...
Originally posted by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
ACE is a good term. I dont recall ever hearing the keynote 'frontmen' of the movement use it. Ben Goerztel uses AGI mostly so I usually use that. Not much on Google. If you could get some names of programs or systems that would be
Originally posted by wdkirk
Saying I heard from a friend of a friend of a dude who was cousin's with someone who overheard the coversation of someone who works at area 51 for the super duper double dark star gold project.....well, that's just not common conversation material now is it?