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(The New York Times)   At first they helped with simple tasks, housecleaning, cooking, idle conversation. Then they became smarter, more skilled, providing medical treatment, teaching our young. Now we serve them, or we flee, into the caverns   (nytimes.com) divider line 21
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2012-11-24 10:17:23 AM
I thought that was the apes. If the Machines ever team up with the apes, we're doomed!
 
2012-11-24 11:52:34 AM
I thought the headline was referring to women, and I was prepared to run to my man cave.
 
2012-11-24 12:14:49 PM
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The skin jobs were the most dangerous, infiltrating our compounds with sly promises.
 
2012-11-24 12:26:12 PM
Call me when they can start an IV.

I won't expect you to ring.
 
2012-11-24 12:31:36 PM
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The future's not all bad...
 
2012-11-24 12:34:55 PM
All of this has happened before. all of this will happen again.
 
2012-11-24 12:51:35 PM

Weaver95: All of this has happened before. all of this will happen again.


That's OK, because we've Young Bill Adama to kick their shiny metal asses.

/Highly bummed this will not be a series, because it really looks awesome and lacking in all that metaphysical drek that spoiled the last two season of BSG.
 
2012-11-24 03:07:09 PM

BronyMedic: Call me when they can start an IV.

I won't expect you to ring.


Let's hope they don't learn to start an IV. They will certainly inject us with mind numbing drugs to keep us calm as they implant mind control devices! :-p
 
2012-11-24 03:58:43 PM

Ennuipoet: Weaver95: All of this has happened before. all of this will happen again.

That's OK, because we've Young Bill Adama to kick their shiny metal asses.

/Highly bummed this will not be a series, because it really looks awesome and lacking in all that metaphysical drek that spoiled the last two season of BSG.


This show has kicked my ass so far.
 
2012-11-24 04:05:17 PM
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HOT LINK

I'm sure Dr. Hinton just misspoke when he used the word "infected" when speaking about spreading these "deep learning" techniques.



/anyone else think he looks like a classic Bond villan? Something about his picture makes me think he hates people and is far more comfortable around machines...
 
2012-11-24 04:15:14 PM
I thought the headline was referring to Mexicans
 
2012-11-24 05:05:18 PM

BronyMedic: Call me when they can start an IV.

I won't expect you to ring.


Okay, make sure you're near the phone about 15 years from today.
 
2012-11-24 05:10:52 PM
I thought the article was referring to wives.
 
2012-11-24 05:29:01 PM
One step closer to the singularity...
 
2012-11-24 08:25:28 PM
The technology, called deep learning, has already been put to use

Well, it could be worse...

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2012-11-25 12:05:43 AM
Just a reminder: Manna
 
2012-11-25 04:02:53 AM
I'm still keeping my premiums up to date...
www.eggshell-robotics.com

... just in case.

"The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error."
 
2012-11-25 04:52:27 AM
As an artificial intelligence researcher...eh... not so much.

I'm working on vaguely science fiction stuff for the US Navy. But even this intelligence needs to be spoon fed basic laws of physics, complex algorithms, and even THEN can only do so with a complete map of the ship, the damage to the ship, and total control of all of the participants.

Computers are great at analyzing data. They suck at discovering data. They are even worse at improvising with no data at all.

And AI is pretty much expert systems, and pre-biotic intelligence trying to work up from first principles. The first relies on humans for all the real data. The second produces more noise than signal.
 
2012-11-25 06:00:45 AM

Evil Twin Skippy: As an artificial intelligence researcher...eh... not so much.

I'm working on vaguely science fiction stuff for the US Navy. But even this intelligence needs to be spoon fed basic laws of physics, complex algorithms, and even THEN can only do so with a complete map of the ship, the damage to the ship, and total control of all of the participants.

Computers are great at analyzing data. They suck at discovering data. They are even worse at improvising with no data at all.

And AI is pretty much expert systems, and pre-biotic intelligence trying to work up from first principles. The first relies on humans for all the real data. The second produces more noise than signal.


THIS.

When I was in the military I had access to a lot of the research (and the theoretical aspects of it) into AI and the problems they were always having with getting it to work. One guy I know kept quoting (not sure if Turing actually said this or not) that to achieve true artificial intelligence, one would first have to invent artificial stupidity for the machine to learn from (the idea being that in order for it to learn from its mistakes, it would have to make the mistakes in the first place, then recognize them as mistakes, and then devise ways to make the logical leaps to correct the mistakes - the first part is easy, the second is much harder, and the third is damn near impossible!).

One thing that always impressed me about this view is that so far it has not been possible to create such stupidity in a lab. It has to occur naturally.
 
2012-11-25 08:03:33 PM
Merry Christmas, from Chiron Beta Prime.
 
2012-11-26 12:32:52 PM
LonMead: "...to achieve true artificial intelligence, one would first have to invent artificial stupidity for the machine to learn from..."

So the Wheatley core has to come before GlaDOS...
 
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