it’s been so many years, mr anderson. where are we again?

A friend sent this article to me this morning:

Elon Musk’s chilling Artficial Intelligence warning

(Edit, the video on there has since been removed).
Very interesting to say the least. I think it is a bit of a must read/watch. Also because ignorant me would love the input of anyone who knows a lot more about this than I do. On the video: “facebook recently shut down chat bots after they started speaking their own language”. What does that even mean?

And no, I don’t plan on getting a self driving car any time soon. I just bought a second hand car that’s manual for crying out loud. It’s been a long time, and gosh darn it if I don’t love the heck out of it. Manual cars are super fun. And as my elderly friend in Colorado has always said, “I like to drive my cars, not have them drive me”. If she only knew where that was really heading…

15 thoughts on “it’s been so many years, mr anderson. where are we again?

  1. Vanessa, as someone who doesn’t hesitate to share on topics that they know nothing about, I recommend not panicking just yet. I have concerns about humans (alright, and my toaster) including those who program AI, and I don’t trust many AI systems especially when they have to deal with human behavior, but that is a little different. BTW, I met up with an old student the other day, and he had read inconstantlight. As you know, I use code for my artwork. He asked me whether an AI wrote the poetry. πŸ˜„

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    1. haha thanks Steve. I’m glad you understand the joy of sharing on things i hardly understand! It’s pretty much how i live my life, but how boring not to discuss all these things!
      I have many questions, but one thing’s for sure, there’s no way i trust humans to programme such things.
      hahaha really? I guess that could be a compliment, he thinks your poetry is beyond normal, human intellect 😁

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      1. It’s my pleasure to share on what I don’t understand, Vanessa, and yes to discussing, and yes to not trusting humans.

        If you think about where your poetry comes from, you might say it’s your life’s experiences, including things that you don’t consciously remember, memories, dreams, conscious and subconscious mind, body, all interacting in a complex way. I don’t think AI is anywhere near that.

        For an AI to write my poetry it would have to be random gibberish. Oh. Wait on. πŸ’

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  2. I like the category tag ai-dictator. Yes, we have to decide now when we would like to put our foot down when it comes to AI… let’s hope we’re not late to be sorry..
    Great topic …

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    1. Hi! Thanks for the comment!
      I think it is really interesting, and very important.
      If he and Stephen Hawking went to the UN about this, then maybe we should be paying attention. It’s not something I have on my radar too much as I tend to avoid a lot of the more recent connectivity products. Last night I saw an ad on TV for a new LG television that boasts having AI and that it “listens” to you. A couple of years ago, one of the brands (I can’t remember which) admitted that third parties listen in through their Smart tvs, so if you don’t want anyone hearing what you are saying, you shouldn’t stand too close to the tv. I wondered at the time why more people weren’t concerned about that, just in regards to privacy, I mean, come on, I think that is appalling. (I don’t have ours connected to the internet).

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      1. Well, then the phrase “walls have ears” is not merely a phrase. And sometimes this technology makes people show-off a part of their private lives, which they want the world to envy. Everybody wants to be a part of the smart crowd that buy Smart TVs and connects their life to the internet for the Big Brother to keep check. Things that are happening around us is leading us to a dystopia and it’s happening fast.

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          1. Yeah, they did that. And they have warned us to create something we can control, or else we know what the evolution of human beings did to dinosaurs. And as you said, we humans are easy targets, the threads that hold our hands can be played any way.
            I think I am connecting with Orwell’s 1984 now more than when I first read it. We sure need to find our way through this labyrinth to survive as a free will man with freedom of thought and expression. The freedom of this-and-that started as a propaganda to actually tap our behavior, will have its true meaning in the evolving era of A.I.

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  3. I still want to learn how to drive manual before they’re extinct πŸ€” And as someone who’s embroiled in tech and AI talk daily, it’s a ways off from i-robot status. But automation is the future. Being mindful of AI integration and how it affects us is important part is what all those dystopian movies fail to address. Vigilance is key!

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    1. You should totally do it! Completely changes the driving experience cognitively.

      Elon is clearly concerned that AI will not be democratised and will fall into the hands of a few. Considering how insanely corrupt so many corporations are these days, and the general rule that the only thing that matters are obscene profits, I think there are a lot of very legitimate concerns, apart from the military ones. Vigilance indeed! The original video on here asked the question at the end, when does society ask, is it time to pull the plug?

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      1. I plan to! My dream car only comes in manual so I’ll have to learn eventually lol. He’s 100% correct though. Corporations will try to leverage that to squeeze every penny they can at the expense of the greater good. Human value as a vector of productivity will plummet for sure, which is another problem in itself. But yes, we all need to keep an eye on autonomous and make sure we don’t get complacent about those benefits. Last thing I want is to live through Terminator πŸ€–

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