Monday, January 19, 2015

Edge.org 2015 question: What do you think about machines that think?

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"In recent years, the 1980s-era philosophical discussions about artificial intelligence (AI)—whether computers can "really" think, refer, be conscious, and so on—have led to new conversations about how we should deal with the forms that many argue actually are implemented. These "AIs", if they achieve "Superintelligence" (Nick Bostrom), could pose "existential risks" that lead to "Our Final Hour" (Martin Rees). And Stephen Hawking recently made international headlines when he noted "The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race."   
 
THE EDGE QUESTION—2015 
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MACHINES THAT THINK?"
Edge.org
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