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Originally posted by TechUnique
Let one of these loose in civilisation amongst the beasts we call humans and see how corrupt these robots get after a year or so of studying human behaviour...edit on 26/10/2010 by TechUnique because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by nightbringr
Ive done a lot of studying into the supposed upcoming "technological singularity" that many scientists seem to think is inevitable. Its incredibly facinating.
The idea is this. A computer is made that is slightly above briliant human inteligence and is capable of "thinking" for itself. This computer can in turn create a more inteligent computer than itself, or even re-write its own source code improving itself. This next computer makes another, even more smarter computer, and so on. This exponential growth occurs in a very, very short period of time.
What this results in is a computer so vastly more intelligent than the smartest human, we simply cannot understand how it works. This computer is able to solve problems humans never in their wildest dreams could, creating an instant explosion of technology that would appear to humans to be almost magical as our little minds cannot begin to grasp how they work.
The danger to this is the obvious Terminator scenerio. Why would we be needed? Thus the development of "friendly AI".
If intelligent, "sentient" computers are not made specifically to be benificial to mankind, and many safeguards put into place, its almost inevitable that computers will be dangerously indifferent towards us.
edit on 24-6-2011 by nightbringr because: (no reason given)