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(Computerworld)   Google spends $400 million to buy artificial intelligence company DeepMind and should really just go ahead and admit they are, in fact, SkyNet and be done with all the subterfuge   (computerworld.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Google, artificial intelligences, machine learning, commercial open source applications, space researches, Ames Research Center, D-Wave Systems, Signal Processing  
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2014-01-27 09:38:03 AM  
Hmm. Now I have an idea for the next Google doodle.
 
2014-01-27 09:45:25 AM  
I agree with subby, if A.I. ever achieves sentience my bet would be it will have some affiliation with Google.

Although, I'm hoping it sounds more like Scarlett than Arnold.
 
2014-01-27 09:55:27 AM  
So what we're saying now is that when the Terminator shows up to kill us all, it won't spit out bad austrian one liners, but will instead show us an advertisement before blowing us away?
 
2014-01-27 09:56:26 AM  

MayoSlather: I agree with subby, if A.I. ever achieves sentience my bet would be it will have some affiliation with Google.

Although, I'm hoping it sounds more like Scarlett than Arnold.


That's not a bad bet and it wouldn't surprise me if they're doing some pretty heavy AI research. But my guess is that (at least in the short term) Google is really interested in advanced automation for drones and autonomous land vehicles, an industry they're already a pretty big player in.
 
2014-01-27 09:57:54 AM  

Edymnion: So what we're saying now is that when the Terminator shows up to kill us all, it won't spit out bad austrian one liners, but will instead show us an advertisement before blowing us away?


and have a tastefully understated UI
 
2014-01-27 10:07:41 AM  
It is extra crazy because I remember reading about a month ago that google bought a robotics company too:

http://boingboing.net/2013/12/13/google-acquires-robotics-firm.html
 
2014-01-27 10:13:29 AM  

Edymnion: So what we're saying now is that when the Terminator shows up to kill us all, it won't spit out bad austrian one liners, but will instead show us an advertisement before blowing us away?


static1.wikia.nocookie.net

Talk to da hand.
 
2014-01-27 10:14:08 AM  

mechgreg: It is extra crazy because I remember reading about a month ago that google bought a robotics company too:

http://boingboing.net/2013/12/13/google-acquires-robotics-firm.html


They've bought eight, or is it nine? I lost count but they bought a lot of them.
 
2014-01-27 10:20:28 AM  

neversubmit: mechgreg: It is extra crazy because I remember reading about a month ago that google bought a robotics company too:

http://boingboing.net/2013/12/13/google-acquires-robotics-firm.html

They've bought eight, or is it nine? I lost count but they bought a lot of them.


Let's see, they own robotics companies, particularly of note is Boston Dynamics, who is making rapid progress in military robot technology, they now own DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company, AND they're a data mining corporation, so they know where you live, and if you're not at home, they can trace your cell phone.

www.troll.me
 
2014-01-27 10:26:27 AM  

RedPhoenix122: and if you're not at home, they can trace your cell phone.


Trace your cell phone, odds are they created the operating system that runs your cell phone, and in some cases they actually manufactured your phone. Same goes for your actual computer.
 
2014-01-27 10:27:16 AM  

mechgreg: RedPhoenix122: and if you're not at home, they can trace your cell phone.

Trace your cell phone, odds are they created the operating system that runs your cell phone, and in some cases they actually manufactured your phone. Same goes for your actual computer.


Plus they know your search habits, so they also know what you're likely to be doing.
 
2014-01-27 11:01:30 AM  

RedPhoenix122: neversubmit: mechgreg: It is extra crazy because I remember reading about a month ago that google bought a robotics company too:

http://boingboing.net/2013/12/13/google-acquires-robotics-firm.html

They've bought eight, or is it nine? I lost count but they bought a lot of them.

Let's see, they own robotics companies, particularly of note is Boston Dynamics, who is making rapid progress in military robot technology, they now own DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company, AND they're a data mining corporation, so they know where you live, and if you're not at home, they can trace your cell phone.

[www.troll.me image 551x551]


If you start putting together a bunch of the companies Google has purchased in the last 5 years and some of the top minds they've gotten under their umbrella, you can start seeing a picture of what is on the drawing boards as it were.

They've acquired a couple robotics companies, autonomous software, company that developed a quantum computer that NASA is using with them, and now an advanced AI company... They also have some advanced futurists like Ray Kurzweil.

I talk about the Singularity a lot, some people think I'm bonkers... but they really don't see how things are going and where this is leading towards. Self driving cars are just a blip on the radar, Siri is just a blip, what you're looking at is advanced robotics that can think for itself and handle most of the jobs done by humans today, not to mention eventually house your brain or a copy of your brain soon.
 
2014-01-27 11:03:14 AM  

RedPhoenix122: mechgreg: RedPhoenix122: and if you're not at home, they can trace your cell phone.

Trace your cell phone, odds are they created the operating system that runs your cell phone, and in some cases they actually manufactured your phone. Same goes for your actual computer.

Plus they know your search habits, so they also know what you're likely to be doing.


Yea, but everyone knows I'm sitting at home watching pr0n, so it's not that big of an accomplishment.
 
2014-01-27 12:23:20 PM  
Google has reached that stage where they can no longer really create anything of merit. They can only buy the IPs of smaller companies and gut them.
 
2014-01-27 12:39:10 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Google has reached that stage where they can no longer really create anything of merit. They can only buy the IPs of smaller companies and gut them.


well except Google Drive, Google maps, Google Earth, Google Phones, Google Fiber, etc

/also I haven't seen anywhere that they're gutting these companies, they're buying the talent as much as the patents and tech
//also also the fact that many of these companies they're buying have complementary areas of expertise implies they're actually working on something instead of just buying investments.
 
2014-01-27 01:07:22 PM  

KellyX: RedPhoenix122: neversubmit: mechgreg: It is extra crazy because I remember reading about a month ago that google bought a robotics company too:

http://boingboing.net/2013/12/13/google-acquires-robotics-firm.html

They've bought eight, or is it nine? I lost count but they bought a lot of them.

Let's see, they own robotics companies, particularly of note is Boston Dynamics, who is making rapid progress in military robot technology, they now own DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company, AND they're a data mining corporation, so they know where you live, and if you're not at home, they can trace your cell phone.

[www.troll.me image 551x551]

If you start putting together a bunch of the companies Google has purchased in the last 5 years and some of the top minds they've gotten under their umbrella, you can start seeing a picture of what is on the drawing boards as it were.

They've acquired a couple robotics companies, autonomous software, company that developed a quantum computer that NASA is using with them, and now an advanced AI company... They also have some advanced futurists like Ray Kurzweil.

I talk about the Singularity a lot, some people think I'm bonkers... but they really don't see how things are going and where this is leading towards. Self driving cars are just a blip on the radar, Siri is just a blip, what you're looking at is advanced robotics that can think for itself and handle most of the jobs done by humans today, not to mention eventually house your brain or a copy of your brain soon.


Don't forget that these autonomous Googloids will also be collecting data. Lots and lots of data.
 
2014-01-27 02:07:04 PM  
SkyNet isn't so bad, since it just wants to kill everyone. AM is the real bastard.
 
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