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November 18, 2014

The Myth Of AI

That mythology, in turn, has spurred a reactionary, perpetual spasm from people who are horrified by what they hear.
You'll have a figure say, "The computers will take over the Earth, but that's a good thing, because people had their chance and now we should give it to the machines." Then you'll have other people say, "Oh, that's horrible, we must stop these computers." Most recently, some of the most beloved and respected figures in the tech and science world, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, have taken that position of: "Oh my God, these things are an existential threat. They must be stopped."
| Edge.org

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 18, 2014 8:00 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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All the 'brilliant' minds of the modern world cannot even agree on what 'intelligence,' or a 'mind' actually is, much less what it routinely does.

But they have all convinced themselves that we can make an 'artificial' version if we just try hard enough.

The Greeks had a word, or two, for this.

Posted by: ThomasD [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 18, 2014 1:48 PM

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