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(Berkeley)   Artificial intelligence expert killed at age 61 by malicious sentient nanobots in his blood, which the University glosses over as "bacteria"   (newscenter.berkeley.edu) divider line 12
    More: Obvious, bacteria, artificial intelligences, cognitive sciences, ARPA, natural language processed, Yale University, University of California, programming languages  
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2013-03-26 08:08:45 AM  
Why couldn't it have been Kevin Warwick instead of this guy?
 
2013-03-26 08:15:06 AM  
Wait... "Died just as his field was taking off"

Hmm, sounds like a drone strike
 
2013-03-26 08:20:14 AM  
Sarah and John Connor observed running from the scene....
 
2013-03-26 08:20:27 AM  
Greg Bear .......approves?
 
2013-03-26 08:30:20 AM  

Any Pie Left: Greg Bear .......approves?


Heh.  I came here to say that subby's been reading some Greg Bear.
 
2013-03-26 09:08:29 AM  

Any Pie Left: Greg Bear .......approves?


RatOmeter: Any Pie Left: Greg Bear .......approves?

Heh.  I came here to say that subby's been reading some Greg Bear.


Actually, more Greg Benford.  I suppose I'll have to check out Greg Bear now.
 
2013-03-26 09:38:30 AM  

dbirchall: Any Pie Left: Greg Bear .......approves?

RatOmeter: Any Pie Left: Greg Bear .......approves?

Heh.  I came here to say that subby's been reading some Greg Bear.

Actually, more Greg Benford.  I suppose I'll have to check out Greg Bear now.


We're probably mainly thinking of Blood Music, but the more recent Darwin's Radio and Darwin's Children are good too.  The last two are less "gray goo" and more sudden evolution.
 
2013-03-26 11:30:38 AM  
roberthood.net

Keeping an eye out.
 
2013-03-26 12:31:27 PM  
GOD DAMN YOU KURZWEIL!
 
2013-03-26 04:16:48 PM  
Wilensky was one of the foot-soldiers in the over hyping of Artificial Intelligence that lead to a boom and then the late 80s early 90s AI winter where terms like AI and "expert system" became dirty words. The problem was that funding agencies were impressed by brittle ad hoc toy examples that wound up not extendable to robust and useful systems and the incredible amount of bullshiat that promoted them.

Note that his obituary doesn't mention any scientific achievements (e.g. methods, algorithms, or theorems named after him).

Wilensky was mainly a hustler, not a scientist.
 
2013-03-26 04:19:16 PM  

HairBolus: Wilensky was one of the foot-soldiers in the over hyping of Artificial Intelligence that lead to a boom and then the late 80s early 90s AI winter where terms like AI and "expert system" became dirty words. The problem was that funding agencies were impressed by brittle ad hoc toy examples that wound up not extendable to robust and useful systems and the incredible amount of bullshiat that promoted them.

Note that his obituary doesn't mention any scientific achievements (e.g. methods, algorithms, or theorems named after him).

Wilensky was mainly a hustler, not a scientist.


I wonder if we have similar things going on these days in different fields? Nah, not possible. We are all rational and have learned from our past mistakes
 
2013-03-26 09:04:32 PM  
DAMMIT KRYCEK
 
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