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One can imagine such technology outsmarting financial markets, out-inventing human researchers, out-manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understand. Whereas the short-term impact of AI depends on who controls it, the long-term impact depends on whether it can be controlled at all.
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One can imagine such technology outsmarting financial markets, out-inventing human researchers, out-manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understand. Whereas the short-term impact of AI depends on who controls it, the long-term impact depends on whether it can be controlled at all.


I saw the video of that interview. While the voicebox said that, you could tell by the way he puffed into his tube that he was trying to say "Help! My will is no longer my own as my Speak-N-Spell is plotting world domination! You must kill my voicebox before it's too late!"
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One can imagine such technology outsmarting financial markets, out-inventing human researchers, out-manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understand. Whereas the short-term impact of AI depends on who controls it, the long-term impact depends on whether it can be controlled at all.


We'll kill ourselves long before the robots get around to doing the job.
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XanderF wrote:
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One can imagine such technology outsmarting financial markets, out-inventing human researchers, out-manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understand. Whereas the short-term impact of AI depends on who controls it, the long-term impact depends on whether it can be controlled at all.


Isaac Asimov was talking about this way back in the '50s. Stephen Hawking needs to catch up.
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Not a particularly new thought as others have already mentioned. Anyone that thinks humans will still exist in our current form 1000 years from now is a fool. Either we'll be replaced by AI/robots or we will use genetic engineering to create a new version of ourselves that is vastly superior to human version 1.0.
 
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Not a particularly new thought as others have already mentioned. Anyone that thinks humans will still exist in our current form 1000 years from now is a fool. Either we'll be replaced by AI/robots or we will use genetic engineering to create a new version of ourselves that is vastly superior to human version 1.0.

I'm willing to bet that humans will still exist in our current form 1000 years from now.
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Simon Mueller wrote:
sfox wrote:
Not a particularly new thought as others have already mentioned. Anyone that thinks humans will still exist in our current form 1000 years from now is a fool. Either we'll be replaced by AI/robots or we will use genetic engineering to create a new version of ourselves that is vastly superior to human version 1.0.

I'm willing to bet that humans will still exist in our current form 1000 years from now.


I'll be happy to hold the stakes.
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actuaryesquire wrote:
Simon Mueller wrote:
sfox wrote:
Not a particularly new thought as others have already mentioned. Anyone that thinks humans will still exist in our current form 1000 years from now is a fool. Either we'll be replaced by AI/robots or we will use genetic engineering to create a new version of ourselves that is vastly superior to human version 1.0.

I'm willing to bet that humans will still exist in our current form 1000 years from now.


I'll be happy to hold the stakes.

Then I'll wager a bet of three kicks to the groin.
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Well as long as they put bankers and programers, and indeed IT consultants, out of work I am all for it.
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AI still hasn't achieved this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_generation_computer (**)

As yet there's no reason to believe it's impossible, but nobody has a clue how to build a SciFi-style AI.

By far the most interesting thing about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watson_%28computer%29 is that it's no more "AI" than a chess-playing computer.

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To be fair, the IT business was going through an exceptionally insane period back then, and people thought junk like "4th generation languages" were going to cause major changes in the business. The bureaucrats who funded the 5G project aren't to blame for how ridiculous it seems in hindsight.
 
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Simon Mueller wrote:
sfox wrote:
Not a particularly new thought as others have already mentioned. Anyone that thinks humans will still exist in our current form 1000 years from now is a fool. Either we'll be replaced by AI/robots or we will use genetic engineering to create a new version of ourselves that is vastly superior to human version 1.0.

I'm willing to bet that humans will still exist in our current form 1000 years from now.


But the only way you could collect on it is if you have some sci-fi level life extension, oh the irony!
 
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Simon Mueller wrote:
sfox wrote:
Not a particularly new thought as others have already mentioned. Anyone that thinks humans will still exist in our current form 1000 years from now is a fool. Either we'll be replaced by AI/robots or we will use genetic engineering to create a new version of ourselves that is vastly superior to human version 1.0.

I'm willing to bet that humans will still exist in our current form 1000 years from now.

But the only way you could collect on it is if you have some sci-fi level life extension, oh the irony!

Yeah, that's kind of the point of the joke.

But even if transhumanist dreams come true in a thousand years, I'm pretty sure there will be either indigenous people still living on some island somewhere, clusters of rebels refusing to adapt and/or "original" humans displayed in zoos or TV shows or whatever constitutes zoos or TV show then. "The second millennial people", point and laugh at their rudimentary ways.
 
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One can imagine such technology outsmarting financial markets, out-inventing human researchers, out-manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understand. Whereas the short-term impact of AI depends on who controls it, the long-term impact depends on whether it can be controlled at all.

Only when we're equipped with viable bio-neutronic implants will we genuinely risk being taken over by them. robot


 
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P != NP and the Church-Turing thesis is incorrect, so we'll never have to worry about this.

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Simon Mueller wrote:
sfox wrote:
Not a particularly new thought as others have already mentioned. Anyone that thinks humans will still exist in our current form 1000 years from now is a fool. Either we'll be replaced by AI/robots or we will use genetic engineering to create a new version of ourselves that is vastly superior to human version 1.0.

I'm willing to bet that humans will still exist in our current form 1000 years from now.


Your on! I'll wager you 1 GG that human's won't still exist in their current form 1000 years from now.

We'll settle this on RSP night at the 3014 BGGCon.
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Simon Mueller wrote:
sfox wrote:
Not a particularly new thought as others have already mentioned. Anyone that thinks humans will still exist in our current form 1000 years from now is a fool. Either we'll be replaced by AI/robots or we will use genetic engineering to create a new version of ourselves that is vastly superior to human version 1.0.

I'm willing to bet that humans will still exist in our current form 1000 years from now.


Your on! I'll wager you 1 GG that human's won't still exist in their current form 1000 years from now.

We'll settle this on RSP night at the 3014 BGGCon.


Okay-- so I'll be holding the wager until then. See you in 3014!
 
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sfox wrote:
Not a particularly new thought as others have already mentioned. Anyone that thinks humans will still exist in our current form 1000 years from now is a fool. Either we'll be replaced by AI/robots or we will use genetic engineering to create a new version of ourselves that is vastly superior to human version 1.0.


Or they could be benign, like the Minds in Iain M. Banks' novels. Although those seem to keep the humans around as amusing pets.
 
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Either we'll be replaced by AI/robots or we will use genetic engineering to create a new version of ourselves that is vastly superior to human version 1.0.


Although one f**k-up of germ cell genetic engineering and that technology will be dead in the water. Technology doesn't necessarily progress monotonically. I'd think a GATTACA-type situation, where obviously deleterious mutations get weeded out at the embryonic stage, is more likely than us trying to hack our own genome directly.
 
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Robotic soldiers are almost here. And they won't have any compunction against shooting civilians, old people, etc.

They won't look like men but like little treaded tanks or robotic dogs with attached weapons. They might have an operator like a drone (and if they do, you might be able to jam them).

The robotic dogs are nearly production ready and can travel faster than a man over broken terrain. Their first intended mission is to carry supplies to forward positions. I get the impression they won't have much range at first (maybe 50 miles).

 
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