Skip to comments.Stephen Hawking Joins Anti-Robot Apocalypse Think Tank
Posted on 01/09/2013 3:18:11 PM PST by BenLurkin
Stephen Hawking, who turns 71 today, has joined the board of an international think tank devoted to defending humanity from futuristic threats. The Cambridge Project for Existential Risk is a newly founded organization which researches existential threats to humanity such as extreme climate change, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, artificial
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LISTEN to the man.
He virtually lives like a Robot inside his frail shell.
THAT - AND the fact that he is smarter that you, me and 10 more like us combined.
I guess Ahh-nold was right. Judgment Day is inevitable.
Paging John and Sarah Connor....
Besides, I never release nanobot assemblers without replication limiting code.
Yeah, but does he do his own stunts like Jackie Chan?
In his mind he does....
When i get my nanobots working I plan on programming them to create the “Borg” to do my bidding, i figure I will just cross link the nanite infection Database with the food stamp database, I might as well usurp those drones from the fed gov complex...
It’s too late. Dennis Kucinich. I shall say no more.
Cyberdyne and Cylons are not pleased....
Existential risk? What is existential risk you ask?
If a hugh asteroid hits us, a real planet killer, will it cause much of a ripple in our galaxy and do anything to change its direction, coincidentally also currently on a collision with the andromeda galaxy and beyond?
Will mankind go out like a flame on a candle in the winds of time or sprout wings and boogie the immediate vicinity as gracefully as possible.. or is the universe just doing a little random recycling? *-?
Why do people think Stephen Hawking is so smart?
I believe he thinks heaven is false.
We could use some artificial intelligence to supplant illogical, irrational, inefficient systems in place in our society, most notably in our justice system & government. Business has been doing this for decades, very successfully.
Judges are a good example. Judges are supposed to be impartial & knowledgeable of the law. Yet, we all know of judges who are both biased & ignorant of the law. It is commonplace. Even the Supreme Court is OBVIOUSLY divided by partisan bias. As a human trait, impartiality is a rarity, & subject to circumstances & those involved.
Computer systems CAN be developed that are experts at the law, & are completely impartial, much as a computer chess game is incapable of making an illegal move, yet can beat any opponent but itself.
Certainly, computer systems can be corrupted. But software bias is much easier to detect & remove that a bad human judge.
How about defending humanity from here-and-now threats like statism, pseudo-science and fanatical murderous cults?
Just because he’s intelligent doesn’t mean that he’s wise.
I saw a documentary on Netflix that Steven Hawking made, I was excited because I dig Science and Space documentaries. I had to turn it off in like 10 minutes, the guy is a loon.
The problem is who gets to program the Artificial Intelligence. What equations or decision making indices shall it use to make decisions?
One solution to a plague is killing all the infected. Another is severe quarantine measures and letting everyone live or die as nature dictates. Neither is moral, but both could be logical decisions from an AI told “you have a pandemic and these circumstances, how do we stop the plague with minimal cost of resources and further lives?”