Morning Ed: Technology {2018.05.14.M}

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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Oscar Gordon
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    Te1: I think they are using a rather loose definition of the term “self aware”.

    Te4: Saw an ad the other day for luggage you can ride through the airport, which seems cooler than follow along luggage.

    Te6: and if you have hairy arms?

    Te9 & Te0: Is anyone seriously surprised by this.Report

  2. Avatar Christopher Carr
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    Te8 – I think this graphic captures the fact that artificial intelligence is a user-driven continuum, and that some artificial intelligences already exist and have been in use for decades:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=JAMA+kohane+artificial+intelligence&rlz=1CAASUL_enUS759US760&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj19qvZwYXbAhVK74MKHYAmDOsQ_AUICygC&biw=1396&bih=652#imgrc=6ooFtPPUz0vSoM:

    The notion is also subject to the Sorites paradox: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorites_paradox. Consider that. 50 years from now, I doubt we’ll even notice a difference. Yet, if you or I were to timeslip into that future, we would be astounded at the level to which machine learning will have pervaded society. Likewise, if someone from the past were to observe my coffee maker automatically brewing coffee each morning at 5 AM, they might erroneously infer purposefulness other than my own. Reason is the slave of the passions; no matter how sophisticated an algorithm is or how much processing power is used, I won’t be scared of AI until someone figures out how to code wrath.Report

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