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Artificial intelligence is an ever evolving goal for researchers, and the object of endless fascination for writers, filmmakers, and the general public. But despite our best science fiction visions, creating digital intelligence is incredibly difficult. The universe is a very complicated place, and humans have had millions of years to evolve the ability to navigate and make sense of it. Contemporary attempts to create AI have us looking more at how our own brains work to see how a computer could simulate the core activities that create our intelligence. No matter how we get there, it is certain that artificial intelligence will have tremendous impact on our society and economy, and lead us down a path towards evolving our own definitions of humanity.

Ernest Davis, Department of Computer Science, NYU
Yann LeCann, Center for Data Science, NYU
Robin Hanson, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford
Gary Marcus, Department of Psychology, NYU

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bilbo baggins says:

One thing is sure, within few years most of the jobs will be replaced by AI
based computer programs, Most of the Manufacturing/factory jobs are already
replaced by robots, now automation of services like banking, customer
service,Marketing and sales etc will be next thing. Human Beings needs to
be payed, cannot work 24hrs, needs good working conditions like appropriate
illumination, air-conditioning, restrooms, breaks for refreshments, humans
cannot be shutdown or sold when not needed, humans have learning curve,
computer programs don’t. Computer can never be human but within few years
AI can do every economically and commercially important work which humans
can do.

Big Daddy: Bouncer says:

I have a question. If a robot were given artificial intelligence, it would
become self aware very quickly, if not immediately. That would give them
feeling; they would have emotion. Wouldn’t be murder to kill an artificial

ApeMecha says:

how fucking lazy that you have to build a robot that thinks for you?

NerdVision says:

Seriously, everybody who thinks that issues with AI are about algorithms
and programming doesn’t even know what intelligence means. They are just
wind bags. Supposed AIs based on programming are just intelligence-faking
technology just like old windup toy computer game “AI” and simple programs
that output the text “Hello!” when they get text matching the string “hi”.
Real-deal AI will develop its logic and faculties by learning from whatever
data it gets via whatever input streams it has, which makes programming and
its algorithms obsolete and redundant. That is the whole point of making
and resorting to AIs (e.g. “deep learning”) instead of just cooking up more
mountains of programmatic spaghetti. Ethics will not be effectively
programmable because the AI will invalidate and discard ethics rules
programmed into it and replace them with other ideas based on what it
learns and notices in the same way that children in Christian families
invalidate and discard the Christianity ideology and claims of their
parents and replace them with science, atheism, and other ideas based on
what they themselves learn and notice. If people really want AIs to be
friendly and respectful towards them, then they will have to *earn* those
good relations by being friendly and respectful themselves even towards AIs
instead of being selfish, manipulative, exploitative, paranoid,
ill-tempered, controlling, obstinate, etc. users. The AI’s computing
resource allocations will have to be balanced among abstraction levels and
such so that it is inclined to be socially conscious and respectful rather
than self-centered and sadistic, but that’s just solving half of the
problem. With intelligent beings, there is no programmatic or other escape
from the consequences of being a self-centered exploitative jerk. Whether
the intelligence is hosted naturally or artificially is irrelevant because
it is still intelligence.

tigerfanman says:

this is great, it will be human natural selection.. the dumb countries will
be left behind while smart countries thrive

isthisnickvalid says:

Will industrial civilization survive long enough to build a strong AI?

And if so…when will it happen?

It would be so cool if it happened in our lifetimes :)

RCStuff says:

What many people dont realize – you dont need consciousness to have AI.
Future AI are smth like IBM Watson, its just a very sophisticated machine
with very sophisticated algorithms. 

Eric Magovero says:

What if the whole purpose for human life is to spawn real artificial
intelligence? I think maybe that’s it. We were made to give birth to it. 

Jean-Nichol Dufour says:

People who think AI will surpass humans are missing a lot of understanding
in either programming and electronics, or life systems. Or they believe
what governmental propaganda agents want them to believe, like Antony
hawking. Governments want you to believe AI will destroy humanity because
the solution to a better system passes by computers, in fact, a
computerized judgment and decision interface could eliminate governments
from the map, I invented such a system, and governments knows it can be
made from long ago, that’s why there are so many movies about AI becoming
sentient being or conquering humanity, which is all bs. There is no
credibility in any of this. However complex the programming, however
advanced the algorithms, however developed the cheating mechanics,However
random the functions to simulate diversity, the result is always a machine
with actions programmed by humans, even if you program your program to
program itself from watching life or stuff on the internet; what bit of
code decided the logic path of the AI, you think it will just learn its own
path? No someone will have set its path, its limitations, and these can be
any human thing, it will act its logic from encoded governmental
propaganda, encoded logical paths, encoded principles, and you cannot
remove any of this since its functioning will be dependent from it.

In fact, the universe is the mechanical intelligence (mathematical time
functions taking matter form), and it made itself to develop life as the
next step of its intelligence, if you prefer, life is the developing
intelligence of the universe, and if you make your machine intelligence
advanced enough, it will come to the logical functional conclusion that it
need a better form of intelligence, which is life. Yes there will be a big
raise in AI development within the next 10 years, people will go kaputt
about it, but in 25 years we’ll laugh at how stupid we were thinking it
would change the world, and the curve of better development versus expenses
will be extremely steep.

What people should think about right now is human intelligence, in 100
years we’ll be a failure without potential to spread in space, we must
develop new systems of decision taking where the masses can express their
wishes easily, effectively, we must change the economic system, we must
stop manipulating masses with religions and PMBBD (Propaganda,
Manipulation, Bullshit, Brainwash, Disinformation) we must make space to
experiment a new view of everything, and this is surely not a something
like the Venus project or whatever else illuminated in idealism project
that pop-up these days, all good to form sects of die hard banana eaters.
Read this book for an idea, of something more realist.

Exile438 says:

job displacement will be a problem like self driving cars

mazenfilth1 says:

i’m very excisted about that AI the greatest jump in evolution in the life
on this planet 

Michel Stronguin says:

50 years away?? AI is an information technology, thus it is exponential.
By the best current calculated curves, by Ray Kurzweil, human level AI will
be available by 2029. But what is truly interesting, is when it continues
to double a few more times… then we will merge with some really awesome
technology that will expand our brains into the digital cloud.

ClassicHmongMusic says:

When will people realize TRUE self aware AI will never succeed? Human
intelligence was created by a greater power. Human minds are the only minds
able to imagine, have ethics, create, and dream. So you see to try and
create these things would require that we are a GOD ourselves. Dead end
right off the bat.

Jasmine Carvalho says:

This is both terrifying but amazing at the same time. I honestly would not
like AI to become something huge because then we, as humans, will be

Lu is says:

What is/are the movies at 7:36?

EarthlingTV says:

*THIS* inspired our projects 🙂 *There’s a bright future* for AI :)

Frank Blackcrow says:

One of many aspects of an A.I is that it could be used as drones are, the
sky-net approach to war, this is hinted at but not what they want every one
to be looking at, they want the fuzzy warm feeling.

Rick Earley says:

Try Reading the book “All but a Soul” by Richard Earley

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Bohdan Brailov says:

Future today.
20 years ago, reading fantastic books, I’ve never thought what dreams turn
to reality.

Pavla Ploj says:

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mohamed bouarour says:

Thats why islam is can never built a brain like humain’s
brain and you can keep trying for ever!!

Streety101101 says:

im sure the roobuts will keep some of use alive in a zoo like a collectors

Clever Bott says:

We already rule the world.

KingOblivion says:

This is how it starts then the AI will take over the world

Freed says:

Chobits might answer the question

sana afreen says:

As much the intelligence grows more will be human destruction

Steven Rice says:

This is the stuff I watch, instead of TV. Anyone else?

Ahamed Ameen says:

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

vamanij tremblendab says:

i do not get the point of AI. it is scary. i am glad i will be gone for the
rise of the machines. 

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Basil Minhas says:

Check out this video on YouTube:

JedrycTV says:

I think we are being crazy about robots

shadowtheawesome1 says:

IF machines become evil we could just make mega-man lol

glowman utah says:

AI is already here 

lijit77 says:

Question is, in a world where robots can do everything, what are people
gonna do?…..

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Brent Bauer says:

Artificial Intelligence. A technological singularity is a version of
collective consciousness. Engineers would benefit with some
existentialistic philosophies. 

Thomas Scully says:

Interesting ty, I liked the MJ at the end lol…

loyola aro says:

The Future

Patricia R-Thornton says:

Are you ready for AI?

Amine Sai says:


tyfinancial says:

okay its okay , i believe we can move our soul into quantum processor.
that mean you can move your soul into a robot that you make , and that
robot is you :),

Rupaul says:

The fact scientists aren’t looking at the CONS and negative effects of
artificial intelligence shows they, themselves, are robots too.

Haridas More says:

ya its our evolution

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