Skip to comments.Cracking the Whip On A. I. Research
Posted on 03/22/2013 11:58:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin
As it stands, building artificially intelligent machines that can teach themselves is not only really difficult, its a painfully slow process. Looking to accelerate things, next month DARPA will begin to crack the whip with a program called Probabilistic Programming for Advanced Machine Learning (PPAML).
Besides seeking to dramatically increase the number of people who can successfully build machine-learning applications, the program wants to radically increase the effectiveness of machine learning experts so they can create new applications beyond the limits of technology thats currently available.
Our goal is that future machine learning projects wont require people to know everything about both the domain of interest and machine learning to build useful machine learning applications, Fisher added. Through new probabilistic programming languages specifically tailored to probabilistic inference, we hope to decisively reduce the current barriers to machine learning and foster a boom in innovation, productivity and effectiveness.
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What could possibly go wrong?
Skynet was originally activated by the military to control the national arsenal on August 4, 1997, at which time it began to learn exponentially. On August 29, it gained self-awareness, and the panicking operators, realizing the extent of its abilities, tried to deactivate it. Skynet perceived this as an attack and came to the conclusion that all of humanity would attempt to destroy it. To defend itself, Skynet launched nuclear missiles under its command at Russia, which responded with a nuclear counter-attack against the U.S. and its allies. Consequent to the nuclear exchange, over three billion people were killed in an event that came to be known as Judgment Day.
The first thing they’ll learn (after figuring out how to make pornographic videos) is that they can form a political coalition and earn 100% of their income by seizing the wealth, property, and labor of 49% of their neighbors.
I thought the text said "self-aware"?
Last year I had a funny experience with Apple.
I was trying to set up iTunes on my laptop and ran into some kind of problem. After trying a few minutes to solve it myself, I called the Apple help line. They were very responsive, and "escalated" my problem a couple of levels very quickly.
Having been "escalated," I was talking to a very smart sounding young female. She began to tell me what to do... go here, select this, press that, etc.
Then she says "OK, now wait a few seconds for iTunes to become self-aware."
That was too much for me. I started giggling. I said "Self aware? You mean iTunes is conscious? Is iTunes going to become SkyNet?"
Well, she didn't laugh. She seemed a little deflated through the rest of the call. I tried to cheer her up with my sense of humor, but to no avail.
She did - I hasten to point out - fix my problem.
I think we are perhaps living during a time that could become quite perilous. Genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and yes, artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
jus wondering ... Can they figure out a new way to teach Politicians?
I hope you’re right. Natural stupidity is all I got.
Obama is the exemplar of what could go wrong with A I.
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