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Susan_Nunziata
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1/31/2015 | 10:44:00 PM
Re: AI & Cortana
@rradina: You nailed it. AI can only ever be as evil as the humans creating and controlling and using it. Which, as we know from events recent and long past, humans have quite a deep and abiding capcity for inflicting evil on one another.
Thomas Claburn
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1/30/2015 | 5:29:36 PM
Re: Will to survive -- where does AI get it?
>It could learn the principle of survival and value of survival but the desperation to survive that living beings can take on isn't present in the system. Or is it, someday?

If we assume we'll teach our AI via machine learning, we'll just have to make some pre-applied rules immutable -- like you may not harm humans. The notion we'd let machines learn on their own -- without human approval of what's learned -- seems hugely unwise. It would essentially be inviting randomized action.
Charlie Babcock
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1/30/2015 | 4:05:49 PM
Will to survive -- where does AI get it?
It's not clear to me how AI gets out of control, even though Stephen Hawking is another worrier on this front. I understand an AI system like IBM's Watson can absorbe more information than I can and can access all of humanity's stored knowledge and try to learn from it. But I don't see where the desire to survive at any cost would come from in a computer system or robot. It could learn the principle of survival and value of survival but the desperation to survive that living beings can take on isn't present in the system. Or is it, someday?
Joe Stanganelli
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1/29/2015 | 9:48:42 PM
Gilded
In Bill Gates's previous AMA, several reddit users granted him reddit gold -- prompting many on reddit to react strongly, essentially asking, "Why are you buying one of the world's richest men reddit gold!??"


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