A.I. Is Taking Over Bit By Bit: The Implication Of Rapidly Improving Artificial Intelligence

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

Recognizing the human voice, new tech gadgets can play music, search the web, shop online, check the weather, and even switch on the lights or control the central heating. But while we get to know these new interactive electronics, a report last week sounded the alarm over the implications of rapidly improving artificial intelligence.

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They listen, they talk and very soon, according to some experts, they will be taking over our homes, our jobs and our lives. Thousands of Americans unwrapped voice-activated electronic devices on Christmas Day. Amazon’s Alexa service, Apple’s Home Pod, and Google’s Home speakers were among the best-sellers.

The study, from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) warns of thousands of jobs being lost to robots and those with those on lowest wages likely to be hardest hit. As it becomes more expensive to hire people for work because of government intervention like minimum wage hikes and overbearing regulations, more companies are shifting to robotics to save money on labor.

Of course, this all leads to humans needing to compete with artificial intelligence and robots for jobs. Joe Joseph of The Daily Sheeple says that “nothing could go wrong” sarcastically. “That means bracing perhaps the research of  Neuralink, Elon Musk’s company, and ‘neural lace‘,” says Joseph. “Because nothing could possibly go wrong by creating a nano-particulate web that actually goes on your brain...over your brain…and provides a machine-brain interface.”

“I would imagine that there’d be some sort of transmission system associated with that,” Joseph continued.

“And nothing like putting a transmission system, albeit tiny, directly on your brain. ‘Cuz we don’t get cancer enough in this country.”

Of course, there are a few ways humanity can benefit from A.I., especially when used the right way.

“How cool would it be to just be able to walk down the street and communicate with anybody, because, you know, instantly at your fingertips you have the translation to every language out there,” says Joseph. The technology is there for that, however, and it could so many people some good.

“This is coming like a freight train at full speed,” Joseph continued.

The good and the bad are both coming whether we like it or not.

Comments

Clock Crasher Wed, 01/03/2018 - 20:34 Permalink

Man will eventually branch off and merge with technology.  

Natural man will be as far removed from Transhumans as modern day man is removed from the head shrinkers of the Amazon jungle. 

lucitanian MayIMommaDogFa… Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:47 Permalink

What this is talking about is consciousness.

What is the difference with IT tech nano brain interface, and the millions of people that every day use natural chemical / or pharmaceutical interfaces to alter their conscious reality voluntarily. 

The "dependence" on these external "quick fixes" have obfiscated the real meaning of the function of the mind, providing crutches that restrict development and negate enlightenment.

Going back to the drawing board we can find solutions that have been more effective for thousands of years, not least awareness, rightmindedness and compassion.

Our relation with the world only requires an elimination of the delusions of our own ego and a degree of mental self control, yet most people prefer the quick fix, which opens the door to dependence and control.

All reality is connected and available to the mind we have if we only use it.

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J. Peasemold G… Lumberjack Thu, 01/04/2018 - 01:12 Permalink

Two very large business entities used AI to settle transactions. The IT people noticed that it started to communicate in a new language and had to shut it down because they had no idea what was going on.

Got this from a very good source.

 

Care to elaborate a bit more without revealing your source?

Would source be willing to provide non attributed detail under condition of anonymity?

Great PhD subject for my declining years.

 

J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock

 

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Clock Crasher MGTOW_MONERO_XMR Wed, 01/03/2018 - 20:43 Permalink

I don't believe in AI.  Anything that is disembodied has no access to it's environment and can not learn from experience. 

AI is the dumbest shit out there on the web.  I'm talking sentient intelligence that is non human. 

Now when humans get microprocessors implanted in brain matter that's when you're going to see AI.  And I believe that kind of AI will have the awareness to bring us out of the dark ages and into an entirely new paradigm... well not us but what we branch off into.  

Homosapien is just a chain in the never ending tree of life. 

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JibjeResearch TRM Wed, 01/03/2018 - 21:04 Permalink

If AlphaZero like the English opening and queen gambit, then alphaZero is a strategist.

 

English opening is an offensive style meant to attack in *disguise*.  This opening is a defensive tactician waiting for the opponent to make mistake. 

Queen gambit is similar but uses two pawns... one for sacrifice.

These two opening is like a grasshopper tighten the spring before the hop (attack). 

When there is an opening, the attack comes swiftly.  The knights are meant to control, the bishops are the attackers.  However, most people think the opposite because the knights advanced farther into the other side.

Kind of strange because these two are my favorite openings.. in that order.

I feel like my strategy is pretty good knowing that a computer is picking those opening... ahahhahahaha....

 

But I'm not a great player.... lolz...

 

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45North1 Wed, 01/03/2018 - 20:36 Permalink

Oddly, Boomers may be early adopters of this tech from self driving cars to the Neuralink concept.

Faced with aging and losing ones license, the self driving car is the solution for those with the means.

Being old enough and afflicted enough by the impediments of aging, the virtual world may become a welcome alternative, again for those with the means.  For the rest of us, just hope that the sense of smell goes first.

 

ikemike Wed, 01/03/2018 - 20:41 Permalink

Turn the heat on yourself.  Ask your phone to search online.  Better yet. Type it in yourself.  Why is there even an internet of things?  I say it will loose its luster.

TRM Wed, 01/03/2018 - 20:45 Permalink

True AI was demonstrated publicly in 2017 for the first time. Nothing even comes close to AlphaZero. It was given the rules of the game "GO" and in 41 days was the best on the planet.

No opening book, no tactics, no endgame maps! Just the rules. It figured it out on its own. 

Then they unleashed it on chess. Once again "just the rules" and let it figure it out. Within 24 hours it was one of, if not the, strongest on the planet. The fascinating part was that it found the same openings that humans have been working on for centuries. 

https://en.chessbase.com/post/the-future-is-here-alphazero-learns-chess

Clock Crasher TRM Wed, 01/03/2018 - 21:00 Permalink

sounds like a statistician program that can recognize patterns and produce millions/billions probability trees per second. 

Not impressed.  If I could think that fast 24/7 without sleeping I'd be pretty fucking good at board games too.  I don't think id be any more intelligent.  

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Thought Processor Clock Crasher Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:53 Permalink

 

Yes.  It's simply Hyper Adaptive Learning (open the pod bay door HAL) via probability trees utilizing backward propagation.  The human brain works the same way but much slower.  Of course we have bodies also though and can theoretically smash any system without one to bit's, that is if we can locate all the bits.  Kubric depicted all of this long ago.  As in what happens when the system decides that humans are the enemy?

 

Ah never mind, this is all just a simulation within a simulation anyway.  Enjoy your day.

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