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Stephen Hawking: Beware smart machines

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Dismissing the implications of highly intelligent machines could be humankind's "worst mistake in history", write astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, computer scientist Stuart Russell, and physicists Max Tegmark and Frank Wilczek in the Independent.

 

"Self-aware" machines have received the Hollywood treatment in the Johnny Depp film Transcendence, but the subject should receive serious consideration, they say.

 

Successfully creating artificial intelligence would be "the biggest event in human history", they write, and the possible benefits for everyday human life are enormous. There could come a time, however, when machines outpace human achievement. If and when that day arrives, they wonder, will the best interest of humans still factor into their calculations?

 

"One can imagine such technology outsmarting financial markets, out-inventing human researchers, out-manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understand," they write. "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."

 

And what are we humans doing to address these concerns, they ask. Nothing.

 

"All of us should ask ourselves what we can do now to improve the chances of reaping the benefits and avoiding the risks," they conclude.

 

A while back, we wondered about the implications of machine journalists. But maybe we should just be thankful that at least something will be around to write long-form essays on the last days of humankind.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-27260080

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Does Stephen Hawking count? 

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Does Stephen Hawking count? 

 

He's one of the worlds leading theoretical physicists and about a billion times smarter than anyone on this forum.

 

Of course he counts.

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He's one of the worlds leading theoretical physicists and about a billion times smarter than anyone on this forum.

 

Of course he counts.

 

It was just a terrible joke  :pinch:

"Beware smart machines"

 

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Professor Speak'n'Spell :)

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He's one of the worlds leading theoretical physicists and about a billion times smarter than anyone on this forum.

Of course he counts.

And he's a huge fan of Star Trek, Doctor Who and Red Dwarf :)

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Windows XP will save us from the Rise of the Machines. :shiftyninja:

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Seems that lately his publicist is trying to desperately keep him relevant, but is failing with these crazy statements 

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That's why I stopped using Google.

 

When the Terminator came back in time to 1984, he found Sarah Connor using the phone book. If she just had an unlisted number she'd be fine.

 

If Google has no record of me, the Google Terminators will not be able to find me either.

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How accurate can the test have been over such a wide range of time? If it wasn't the exact same test, I believe it's unfair to rank everyone's IQ on that list.

 

Aside from that, the IQ test has been proven to be a less than perfect way of determining intelligence

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligence_quotient#Relation_between_IQ_and_intelligence

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You realise the so called "Intelligence Quotient" is just a rough measure of a persons general knowledge, and has little to do with actual intelligence, right?

 

Also, that's an estimated list. Or to translate, pure guesswork and therefore, balls.

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We learned to beware of smart machines from Star Trek, the original series -- long ago.

All Hawkings is talented doing is copying the ideas of others.

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I didn't know that an ex porno star was smarter than Hawking... Lol

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I have a clinically tested IQ at a relatively large number and I'm a freak'n moron. Also, my 'internet' IQ is more than 30 points lower, I don't know how that works lol. IQ is a zero indicator of anything in my opinion.

 

 

Edit: Removed figures, they weren't relevant and seemed conceited.

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