The hacker that got the DNC server is getting ready to put a bunch of stuff on Wikileaks. A few documents were posted as teasers.Security consultant Cloudstrike recent announced they were called in…Continue
I put this in science, but it's also kind of political.For the past 4 months or so an anonymous Twitter account (Real_PeerReview) featured links actual papers in the social "sciences". The postings…Continue
"My first encounter with the concept of machine consciousness and machines "going bad" was the excellent Westworld movie with Yul Brenner. Yes, I was quite young at the time. I never thought that the recent TV series of the same name would…"
"For an AI whose intelligence is beyond ours the way ours is beyond an ant's, or even a chimpanzee's, social-engineering us to not cut off the power would be trivial. (It could even get us to encase the switch in a glob of epoxy, as an…"
"Technology has already turned human desire into a commodity. Biological beings might well be just a transitional phase in the continuing course of evolution. The Internet was at first considered a powerful and unstoppable tool for human liberation.…"
"The most likely future scenario is that we as humans will spawn a technology evolutionary branch which will evolve at a far greater are than us. Our position as dominant species on this planet will be usurped by the new technology and the only thing…"
"I continue to be leery of any form of AI, myself. As reference, consider any dystopian fiction regarding ultra-intelligent computers, whether you wish to cite Colossus: The Forbin Project, the HAL 9000 or Skynet. Even the First Officer of the…"
"This is true when considering "turing" machines, however, quantum computers are capable of solving problems that can't be solved by "turing" machines and are vastly superior in their computing power as well. With quantum…"
"Couldn't read this all. Too long and complicated. The parts I read didn't even address the way in which quantum randomness crosses scale in complex systems.
Tom, I think "failure to be the masters of our own creations" is already…"
Responding to your comment about "Real AI" not coming anytime soon, I think it is sneaking up on us fast and will have huge social and economic impacts long before we get to the Sci-Fi type AI, Singularity, etc.
It's not too…"
Nice looking dog you have! "Securing" a dog is a concern. Previous dogs have stayed outdoors ALL the time, never running away . But I live out in the country. Free roaming is my preference, but the H.S. doesn't like to hear that. I'm losing sleep trying to come up with an alternative.
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