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(BBC)   Drones can now refuel themselves. So why do they need humans?   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 55
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2012-10-09 07:10:35 PM  

Weigard: Without humans how will they know which civilians to murder?


All of human kind? After all, machines are not biased or prejudiced.

BTW, without humans, there would be no civilians left to murder. 

/MDK
 
2012-10-09 07:52:47 PM  

Nurglitch: vartian: Hack Patooey: Next up, reloading themselves. Then, they start getting cranky, and killing everyone, not just the 'bad' guys. I've seen this movie before.

This is the part every bad sci-fi writer farks up. A drone dosen't need to think about why it is a drone, or if its human creators / parents / Gods are worthy of their creation. It needs to be able to find / observe / kill its target. And it dosen't even need to do that, it is simply programmed to do so. It is a drone and it dosen't give a shiat about its place in the universe.

I am not saying that someone, at some point, won't try and create artificial intelligence equal or superior to that of humans. But it won't evolve from someone overengineering a vacuum cleaner.

This. I'm continually frustrated by the notion that artificial intelligence is somehow supposed to spontaneously combust as consciousness. I mean, that's the point of artifiicial intelligence, that it can be intelligent without all that consciousness baggage.


Presumably some Prometheus of AIs could "teach" "non-awakened" AIs to kill humans for any number of logical reasons.However, I think the scenario that would actually play out 99.99999999% of the time will be an AI error on the level of the Sorcerer's Apprentice, that the machines would kill us all trying to help us.
 
2012-10-09 08:55:38 PM  

Fano: Nurglitch: vartian: Hack Patooey: Next up, reloading themselves. Then, they start getting cranky, and killing everyone, not just the 'bad' guys. I've seen this movie before.

This is the part every bad sci-fi writer farks up. A drone dosen't need to think about why it is a drone, or if its human creators / parents / Gods are worthy of their creation. It needs to be able to find / observe / kill its target. And it dosen't even need to do that, it is simply programmed to do so. It is a drone and it dosen't give a shiat about its place in the universe.

I am not saying that someone, at some point, won't try and create artificial intelligence equal or superior to that of humans. But it won't evolve from someone overengineering a vacuum cleaner.

This. I'm continually frustrated by the notion that artificial intelligence is somehow supposed to spontaneously combust as consciousness. I mean, that's the point of artifiicial intelligence, that it can be intelligent without all that consciousness baggage.

Presumably some Prometheus of AIs could "teach" "non-awakened" AIs to kill humans for any number of logical reasons.However, I think the scenario that would actually play out 99.99999999% of the time will be an AI error on the level of the Sorcerer's Apprentice, that the machines would kill us all trying to help us.


This is quite plausible.
Out of all the software and machinery I've handled, none of it ever gave a damn what it was really doing. Being "wrong" is something it takes a human to identify.

While we may never be able to prove if a machine is aware of its actions or just programmed to fabricate a convincing lie, it's far more certain that an AI could kill us all by accident.
It wouldn't know or care that its making a mistake. It's just doing math to reach a conclusion.
 
2012-10-10 12:39:47 AM  

Makh: Besides the solar drones, of course.


Do any solar drones carry munitions?
 
2012-10-10 02:03:43 AM  
My theory is that we are their parents and that the easiest emotion and motivation to program into an AI will be filial love and duty.

/Won't stop some of them from going all Romero brothers on us, though.
 
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