Sunday, February 15, 2015

What Should We Think of Machines That Think? - The CIO Report - WSJ

Irving Wladawsky-Berger shares his impressions of answers to the latest Edge.org annual question

"I read a number of the 191 responses to his question. They were generally quite interesting.  Some were really worried about the future of the human race. Cambridge emeritus professor Martin Rees wrote in Organic Intelligence Has No Long-Term Future: “… by any definition of thinking, the amount and intensity that’s done by organic human-type brains will be utterly swamped by the cerebrations of AI.”  Oxford professor Nick Bostrom, author of Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, wrote:  “Machines are currently very bad at thinking (except in certain narrow domains). They’ll probably one day get better at it than we are (just as machines are already much stronger and faster than any biological creature).”"
What Should We Think of Machines That Think? - The CIO Report - WSJ
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