AI: Be afraid

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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Rob Lister » Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:17 pm

Cool Hand wrote:
GaryMacRick wrote::shock: Am I real?


Rachael didn't know she was a replicant.

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Nor did Deckard.

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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Bruce » Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:09 am

Google has created artificial intelligence.

http://www.businessinsider.com/google-t ... bot-2015-6

Doomed.

Human: What is the purpose of living?

Machine: To live forever.


Totally Doomed.

Human: What is immoral?

Machine: The fact that you have a child.

WTF!?!?

Human: What do you think about Bill Gates?

Machine: He’s a good man.


SMASH IT! SMASH IT NOW!!!
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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Witness » Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:52 am

"Intelligence"?

Human: What is the definition of altruism?

Machine: If you don’t believe in god, then you don’t know.

Human: Ok ... so what is the definition of morality?

Machine: Well, the truth is, you’re not a believer in god almighty.


Just sprinkle it with holy water till it starts smoking and fizzles out.

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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Rob Lister » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:15 am

It is a clever box. The answers approximate sensical in that they relate on some deep level. For us humans, it's still the The Forer effect even though that might not be the intent of the program. Of course, I feel the same way about most philosophy in general.

Their Tech Support implementation might make progress.

Machine: hi
Human: hi
Machine: could you please let me know what is the operating system you are using?
Human: linux
Machine: ok this is the issue with the system performance, nasser, tools.
Human: what is that ?
Machine: is it a windows machine?
Machine: we have linux on your machine.
Machine: is it windows xp or windows 7?
Human: i am using linux
Machine: let me take a remote of your machine and check if issue has been pushed properly.
Human: ok
Machine: please open terminal and run the be- low commands in one computer:
Machine: sudo apt – get update


Not so sensical but a novice wouldn't know it. So it might be perfected already!

Singularity: it will come in with a whimper. It already did.

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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:16 pm

My eldest child enrolled with Healthspan. Healthspan and Kaiser merged. Hilarity ensued. Healthspan's system has been sending out automated letters threatening termination because the premium has not been paid. The premiums are in fact paid up to date. The letters have a different account number on them than all the other paperwork and online profiles, so it appears their records are FUBAR. Phone calls are useless. The humans at the other end are like temporary call center people or something. But a phone call will have to be made on Monday because the letter is dated June 23, arrived on June 27, and termination is June 30. Payments take 3 business days for processing. We're hoping that because the [Medical] [Heath] Subscription Number (it is literally listed like that on the letter, with the misspelled word) is totally different from the actual account number that it signifies a bogus record that can be safely ignored and we hope deleted.
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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby ed » Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:02 pm

We wrestled with Fla. Blue when they dropped us. No recourse. No humans. We literally had to tell then that we got separated and moved into separate homes. Got a lease from a buddy. Unbelieveable. I feel your pain.
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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Anaxagoras » Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:30 pm

Maybe we should be more worried about artificial stupidity than artificial intelligence?

P.A. VOICE:
Trans-Stellar Space Lines would like to apologise to passengers for the continuing delay for the departure of this flight.

FORD:
Hey, weird.

P.A. VOICE:
We are currently awaiting the loading of our compliment of small, lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment, and hygiene during the flight, which will be of two hours duration. Meanwhile we thank you for your patience. The cabin crew will shortly be serving coffee and biscuits… again.

FORD:
Zaphod! How long has this ship been standing here?

ZAPHOD:
Man, there’s a departure board right behind us and I’ve been looking at the flight schedules. Man this ship is late, man this ship is very, very late! Man this ship is over nine-hundred years late.
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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:44 pm

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... -employees
Machines Are Better Than Humans at Hiring the Best Employees

When an algorithm picks the candidate, they stay longer, new research finds.

People want to believe they have good instincts, but when it comes to hiring, they can't best a computer. Hiring managers select worse job candidates than the ones recommended by an algorithm, new research from the National Bureau of Economic Research finds.
Looking across 15 companies and more than 300,000 hires in low-skill service-sector jobs, such as data entry and call center work, NBER researchers compared the tenure of employees who had been hired based on the algorithmic recommendations of a job test with that of people who'd been picked by a human. The test asked a variety of questions about technical skills, personality, cognitive skills, and fit for the job. The applicant's answers were run through an algorithm, which then spat out a recommendation: Green for high-potential candidates, yellow for moderate potential, and red for the lowest-rated.
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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:07 pm

HR at a few big companies will bring on the machines only on the rare occasions when hiring the best is on the agenda.

Otherwise, same as now.
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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Pyrrho » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:02 am

https://automatedinsights.com/blog/soft ... ar-chases/

Wordsmith – the world’s first self-service platform for automated, data-driven writing – has only been out in the world for a short time. Already, though, we’re amazed by the stories it’s producing. For example, this story about a real California car chase:

JULY 13TH, 2015, San Pedro, California – A vehicle pursuit that commenced in Wilmington during the late evening of July 13th later ended with the crash of the suspect in Point Fermin Park. The incident began at about 11:00 PM when the unknown driver of a Toyota Prius fled from officers of the Los Angeles Port Police following a traffic stop on Pacific Coast Highway in Wilmington. The suspect was then pursued by the LAPP along Alameda Street to San Pedro, and then further along Alameda Street to Point Fermin Park. The incident concluded with the crash of the suspect in Point Fermin Park, where the suspect drove over a cliff. The unidentified suspect was treated for injuries at the scene and was expected to be arrested.

Who says software can’t do drama?
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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:24 am

Nobody reads that stuff anyway. :BigGrin3:
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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Witness » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:33 am

You need no "I", artificial or natural, to write like 99.9% of journalists…

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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Bruce » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:20 am

Witness wrote:You need no "I", artificial or natural, to write like 99.9% of journalists…


Or read like one. They all sound the same.

We'll have more, right after this.

I'm Bruce Blitzer.

Back to you, Witness.
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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Witness » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:29 am

Well, television being so boring we had to invent machines to watch it for us (videotapes). Now we'll have to make AI strong enough to withstand reading the robopapers…
Your turn.

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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Ben Trovado » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:44 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:Maybe we should be more worried about artificial stupidity than artificial intelligence?

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ZAPHOD:
Man, there’s a departure board right behind us and I’ve been looking at the flight schedules. Man this ship is late, man this ship is very, very late! Man this ship is over nine-hundred years late.


The statistical likelihood is that other civilizations will arise.

There will one day be paper-soaked lemon napkins.



Until then, there will be a short delay.







-- based on a true story of a short hop over the channel being delayed for a food item longer than the actual trip. Had they left on time, the passengers could have had whatever was being served in a cafe in Paris by the time they actually were allowed to take off.

So don't blame the machines -- that is human stupidity all the way. Well, human organizational stupidity, anyway.

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Re: AI: Be afraid

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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Bruce » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:08 am

Witness wrote:Well, television being so boring we had to invent machines to watch it for us (videotapes). Now we'll have to make AI strong enough to withstand reading the robopapers…
Your turn.


Never thought of it that way. Interesting.

Do you suppose someday we will invent sex robots that have sex with other sex robots when we're too busy to have sex with sex robots?
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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Bruce » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:15 am

Remember when money used to be a thing you could see and touch?

I get paid by direct deposit.
I pay for things by debit card.
I have my bills set up to be paid automatically.

I'm pretty sure I have a job and get paid every so often. Someone would tell me if I didn't, right?

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I'm fine with it.....as long as they don't take my stapler....
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Re: AI: Be afraid

Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:16 am

Anyone see the movie Her (2013 iirc)? Saw it on Netflix the other day.

Don't want to spoil any of it, but it is basically a movie about AI.

The only thing I question though is whether this is a realistic depiction of AI, with apparently real emotions and some sort of free will. Real emotions + free will strikes me as potentially a dangerous combination, but is it even possible? Or in the end is it just following its programming, and simulating these things within parameters defined by the programmer.
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