Impressed and alarmed by advances in artificial intelligence, a group of computer scientists is debating whether there should be limits on research that might lead to loss of human control over computer-based systems that carry a growing share of society’s workload, from waging war to chatting with customers on the phone.
Their concern is that further advances could create profound social disruptions and even have dangerous consequences.
As examples, the scientists pointed to a number of technologies as diverse as experimental medical systems that interact with patients to simulate empathy, and computer worms and viruses that defy extermination and could thus be said to have reached a “cockroach” stage of machine intelligence.
We’re through the looking glass, here, people. Robots.
Jim Bunning is retiring from the U.S. Senate? That paves the way for Trey Grayson and Rand Paul to make one very interesting primary!
Bipartisanship is a good thing in major welfare-state enterprises if they are to stick,” said David Mayhew, a professor of political science at Yale. “Otherwise, they may suffer legitimacy problems and come apart.
Today’s NYT. I suppose this means the GOP has its marching orders. Oppose national health care or legitimize an expanded welfare state.
I used to have those exact same shoes in high school!
I hope to update this site more dutifully than … oh forget it.
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