The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence – Wait But Why
GREAT ARTICLE ON AI
“There is some debate about how soon AI will reach human-level general intelligence—the median year on a survey of hundreds of scientists about when they believed we’d be more likely than not to have reached AGI was 204012—that’s only 25 years from now, which doesn’t sound that huge until you consider that many of the thinkers in this field think it’s likely that the progression from AGI to ASI happens very quickly. Like—this could happen:
It takes decades for the first AI system to reach low-level general intelligence, but it finally happens. A computer is able understand the world around it as well as a human four-year-old. Suddenly, within an hour of hitting that milestone, the system pumps out the grand theory of physics that unifies general relativity and quantum mechanics, something no human has been able to definitively do. 90 minutes after that, the AI has become an ASI, 170,000 times more intelligent than a human.”
If You Upload Your Mind to a Computer—Are You Still You? | Singularity HUB
“One of the most mind-bending far future predictions you’ll hear from some futurists is this: Eventually, the technology will exist to copy your brain (every bit of data that makes you, you) onto a computer.
Technical details and exact predictions aside (the concept is still firmly science fiction) mind uploading makes for a fascinating and disturbing thought experiment. If you had the power to upload yourself, would you?”
What happens when most of China visits your website? It dies a horrible death | Technology | The Guardian
“DNS (Domain Name System) is the system which translates web addresses, such as google.com, into an IP address, such as 188.8.131.52/. A network requires the latter to actually access a website, but if the look-up system gets confused, it can give the wrong IP address – which appears to be what happened in the Iconfactory’s case. Except that rather than one DNS server messing up, it was the server for the whole of China.”
Mass surveillance is fundamental threat to human rights, says European report | World news | The Guardian
“Europe’s top rights body has said mass surveillance practices are a fundamental threat to human rights and violate the right to privacy enshrined in European law.”
Bill Gates is another smart guy who is terrified of artificial intelligence
“”I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence,” Gates wrote. “First, the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though, the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don’t understand why some people are not concerned.
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