Not exactly, but computer use can, they say, distort it in unexpected ways. From RealClearScience: How Computers Broke Science For most of the history of science, researchers have reported their methods in a way that enabled independent reproduction of their results. But, since the introduction of the personal computer – and the point-and-click software programs […]
From How We Get to Next: If, many decades from now, some form of rogue artificial intelligence does manage to follow the playbook of a thousand science-fiction narratives and enslave the human race, I suspect the last remaining historians will look back to an obscure computer science experiment conducted at the turn of this century […]
Within our lifetimes, according to Daily Dot’s Dylan Love: Neal VanDeRee, officiator at the Church of Perpetual Life: I believe that it is inevitable that the arrival of a superintelligence is bound to happen, and when looking at the current course of AI, this should be within our lifetime. I would imagine that it could […]
From the Edge: Ubiquitous computing, or the Internet of things, is all supposed to disappear. The problem is, is it going to disappear into us? What could possibly go wrong? There is an argument that these machines are going to replace us, but I only think that’s relevant to you or me in the sense […]
Though Gary Marcus tells us it is, in “Face It, Your Brain Is a Computer”at the New York Times: … Finally, there is a popular argument that human brains are capable of generating emotions, whereas computers are not. But while computers as we know them clearly lack emotions, that fact itself doesn’t mean that emotions aren’t […]
That’s the claim at Wired : For the first time ever a computer has managed to develop a new scientific theory using only its artificial intelligence, and with no help from human beings. Computer scientists and biologists from Tufts University programmed the computer so that it was able to develop a theory independently when it […]
Hey, that idea was actually invented a long time ago, but don’t let that deter us from this: The human universe: Could we become gods? … But perhaps the most curious of all is the idea that the universe isn’t real, and we live in a computer simulation created by a superior intelligence. In fact, […]
Ng: But really artificial neural networks are nothing like what the biological brain does.
Depends on what your job is.
Robotics expert doesn’t necessarily agree.
Should we try to get good at being gods?
Mark Bishop: Why computational AI has historically failed to replicate human mentality, and will continue to fail
But, what happens if the support staff make a mistake and scramble a geek’s brain files with the files of the Relationships TV airhead?
As a friend says, nice knowing you all… after all this time.
Worst of all, he wants “regulatory oversight.” So those who can’t stop or fix the machine will spy on the rest of us instead?