Science & Technology

Welcome to the Singularity movement

Η ιδιοφυΐα του Ray Kurzweil είναι αποδεκτή στους επιστημονικούς κύκλους και όχι μόνο. Από τους πρωτοπόρους στην έρευνα και ανάπτυξη της τεχνητής νοημοσύνης, έχει να πει ενδιαφέροντα πράγματα για το κοντινό μέλλον. Ακολουθούν αποσπάσματα από πρόσφατη συνέντευξη του:

What do you think of Siri? What does it mean for the landscape of AI? “It’s great. People who complain remind me of the joke about the woman who has a chess playing dog, but complains that it has a lousy endgame.” Where is the serious progress going to come from? Is it from Siri? Watson? Somewhere else? “It’s going to come where there is commercial value. Watson is understanding sequences of words. It would be of tremendous value for search engines to be able to do this. In the future, search engines won’t wait to be asked, they’ll be listening in, and they will pop up information we need. We’ll get used to having this information pop up in some sort of augmented reality.” 

How much confidence do we have that if greater than human intelligence arises, it will want to be helpful? “Promise vs. peril has been an issue with technology since we had fire: it can cook food, but it can burn down our villages. Biotechnology has great promise and great danger: it could be used by terrorists, and it can be used to arrest cancer.Genetics Nanotechnology Robotics (GNR): promise vs. peril is a very large issue. It’s not as much an us vs. them, but an us vs. us. We have conflicts today between groups of humans. They will add GNR into the tools they use for that conflict.We are a human machine civilization. It’s going to be all mixed up: we are all enhanced with computer technology.We do have conflicts between humans. GNR technology can make these conflicts more harmful.”

Περισσότερα: Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence

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