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Re: Food for thought: say NO to Autonomous Weapon Systems :-(

This could be a problem...

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Re: Food for thought: say NO to Autonomous Weapon Systems :-(

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Oh, robot on robot.
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Old 29.07.2015, 11:49
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Re: Food for thought: say NO to Autonomous Weapon Systems :-(

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A bunch of people - including Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, etc - have signed an online petition that asks for automated weapon systems to be banned.
Luddites!
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Old 29.07.2015, 11:54
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Yes!

Oh, robot on robot.
If you want awesome bot on bot try this..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR4Gq9qfpnM
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Re: Food for thought: say NO to Autonomous Weapon Systems :-(

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Incorrect. There are processes even here on earth that, while rare, make our efforts look feeble. E.g VEI 7 or 8, snowball earth. Once you consider astronomical events - e.g. large chunks of rocks, gamma ray bursts, nearby supernovae - what we're capable of is nothing.

Nature can sterilise the planet. We can't.

In the near future, all we can do is hope that the AIs like us.
I reckon we could do it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salted_bomb
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Re: Food for thought: say NO to Autonomous Weapon Systems :-(

Good idea but I fear this will be come project "Canute".
Nobody can stop the tide of "progress"
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Old 29.07.2015, 14:07
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And the other version, two robots one lab beaker.
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Old 29.07.2015, 15:21
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Re: Food for thought: say NO to Autonomous Weapon Systems :-(

For those interested in some further reading, I was recently pointed in the direction of this article which I thought analyses the different viewpoints pretty nicely:

http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artifi...olution-1.html

To summarise, it's hard to say when it will happen but aggregating the views of the main experts in the field suggests there's a good chance by the end of this century. And when it happens there's a pretty good chance we won't be around as a species much longer unless we can figure out beforehand how to ensure that it is a friendly version of AI rather than an unfriendly one that eventually emerges...

Which brings us back to the petition - when some of the leading thinkers in the field find a way of getting more people involved in the debate, that can only be a good thing.
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