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What happens when our computers get smarter than we are? | Nick Bostrom

Published on Apr 27, 2015 1,798,922 views

Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as "smart" as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: "Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make." A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we're building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines help to preserve humanity and our values — or will they have values of their own?

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  • Mormodes
    Mormodes 3 года назад We can't even agree on what our own values are, let alone teach the ones we have to an AI.
  • Harrisengr
    Harrisengr Неделю назад ​@SbotTV​: AI of the future will just laugh at you. It will recognize our biggest problem: Population. Who needs to stop with the excess baby boom. Africa, Middle East, stupid teens in the US? AI will create a horrible world that would put Hitler to shame. I would be one of the first victims. Too many toys and hobbies. This money could be spent on "poor" people. Governments are built on smoke and mirrors. We would be very unhappy with complete honesty for a while. No one would have a side to pick. Should everyone be equal? AI will be just as crazy us apes. It will just look different. It will be the "end of the world". Oh yeah! The end of the world has already happened numerous time to numerous populations. It would be the "end of the world" if you lived in and around Hiroshima in 1945. I would be the end of the world if you lived in Sub-Saharan Africa right now. The difference with AI is shared misery. Imagine an entire world that is perfect in eyes of AI. No thanks. Too bad. We have already let that genie out of the bottle.
  • Harrisengr
    Harrisengr Неделю назад @Frank Harwald hahahahahahahahah. ISIS, Trump, CIA, Hitler. No time to list them all. Mankind will make a mess if it can.
  • Harrisengr
    Harrisengr Неделю назад @Ali Rafatjah: hahahahahahahaha. Do you really think that a robot (AI) cares what you have ordered it to do? If it is DAI (Dumb Artificial Intelligence) we will be ok. However, I envision AI creating clubs and bars where all the AI creatures can congregate, have fun and laugh at us and figure out more ways to mistreat us. Don't think that will happen? My proof: have you ever heard of a dominant (advanced) being taking care of lesser beings. NO!
  • Inter RaciAL
    Inter RaciAL 2 недели назад @Ali Rafatjah we make them we die or get taken over
  • Inter RaciAL
    Inter RaciAL 2 недели назад @Ali Rafatjah and you dont think it can rewrite its own code?
  • Inter RaciAL
    Inter RaciAL 2 недели назад i know, people r fucking morons at least the evil ones that rule us
  • NikTheFix
    NikTheFix 3 недели назад (изменено) @StraightOuttaJarhois Multiple generations of multiple self replicating AIs subject to mutation / self modification plus some selection criteria (death of unsuccessful iterations) could evolve in unimaginable ways - and fast. We, as a species, may need AIs to survive future planetary threats so it may be as risky to pursue AI as to not.
  • LOGICALMAGNET
    LOGICALMAGNET 1 месяц назад you wont have to
  • Kiefs
    Kiefs 1 месяц назад Rational scientists definitely could!
  • Heather Larson
    Heather Larson 8 месяцев назад You're right. Democratic model = chaotic and divided; Chinese model = stable and united. Many just don't feel agreed to this.
  • ReasonableRadio
    ReasonableRadio 8 месяцев назад Ok but that's not a good enough answer
  • Amy Potter
    Amy Potter 10 месяцев назад Unfortunately its already here....we will see it in full in the next 30 years FOR SURE! Hopefully we can co-exist but looking at our track record I don't see it. There would have to be such a drastic change in how we as humans co-exist....
  • Amy Potter
    Amy Potter 10 месяцев назад Monmodes I TOTALLY agree....
  • Rursus
    Rursus 10 месяцев назад There's always weird minority values, but we can easily determine a humankind mean value.
  • Primo Nelson
    Primo Nelson 11 месяцев назад Mormodes exactly what I thought lol
  • The Egg
    The Egg 11 месяцев назад Patrick Welles, and what does Maslow's needs system have to do w this particular matter? Its only a two yr old post. I command you to respond now!
  • The Egg
    The Egg 11 месяцев назад Patrick Welles, kind of generic and bland assumption, huh?
  • Slofwad
    Slofwad 11 месяцев назад THE FUTURE OF WORK AND DEATH is a good primer for this, worth a watch
  • Genius
    Genius Год назад Survival technology answering all questions and making life existing forever.
  • Audentes Fortuna iuvat
    Audentes Fortuna iuvat Год назад Artificial Intelligence Keeps Getting Creepier https://youtu.be/LpENkOXEvgM
  • The Weird Side
    The Weird Side Год назад Yep.
  • NightOwl
    NightOwl Год назад It actually doesn't take intelligence to be kind and generous- intelligence made bombs! It takes heart and wisdom to be kind and generous and machines can't feel these things. Even some animals show greater kindness than some humans do.
  • NightOwl
    NightOwl Год назад I think Elon Musk cares and Mark Zuckerberg as he is giving millions to charities but most of them don't care. But so they should give this money away, I mean who needs billions?! I cannot imagine having that kind of money- makes my mind boggle.
  • NightOwl
    NightOwl Год назад It would be cool if it did that but since it will be programmed by the elite it will be serving their interests.
  • NightOwl
    NightOwl Год назад How can we when the elite control the "systems" already? The people are doomed.
  • NightOwl
    NightOwl Год назад Therein lies the problem as the elites have no values other than creating war and making themselves even richer, and they will control the AI so it would be as ruthless as they are.
  • O K
    O K Год назад THREE60 if it did then maybe they do
  • Bacon
    Bacon Год назад LoL. Your approaching this wrong. Teaching a computer about values won't happen. A true AI, it's like us, but ultimately smarter, faster. A computer that can weigh right and wrong will not have values similar to us. The eye of a true AI, we're just numbers like everything else it sees. Sample, we want to eat @ mc donalds "it's not healthy, will probably lead to a heart attack but we still want it, it's one of our needs. AI won't do that, always a calculated decision. So in a way, it's gonna be better than humans and that's what's scary about it. Once we do achieve on making a true AI, we're already gods since that's like producing life and that's just badass. I say venture the unknown. We already made lots of advancements in which we regret, like nuclear bombs and stuff, lets not stop there. I say "why not skynet".
  • Pakalini
    Pakalini Год назад AI wouldn't mess up long with elite :D
  • Jacky J Jones
    Jacky J Jones Год назад Aristotle Stagirus: You're fucking kidding yourself aren't ya? You actually think anyone's got the patience, let alone the desire to read your private rambling mini novel?
  • Jacky J Jones
    Jacky J Jones Год назад Mormodes: Exactly my thoughts. I'm guessing it'd be a safe bet that my values and what I hold dear, would be somewhat different to say... the likes of Larry Silverstein or Rupert Murdoch.
  • Edruezzi
    Edruezzi Год назад It's presumptuous to think that AI will adopt our values.
  • Adam Joseph Alley
    Adam Joseph Alley Год назад r2dxhate This most likely will happen.
  • Adam Joseph Alley
    Adam Joseph Alley Год назад Mormodes Exactly.. were fuckt basically. Man's purpose is to create A.I.