Why should we invent A.I. to replace us?

Discussion in 'Intelligence & Machines' started by John J. Bannan, Jun 20, 2007.

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  1. John J. Bannan Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah, the machines might very well kill us. Of course, we don't kill all lower animals, do we? Maybe they would keep us around in a zoo. Dibs on the monkey bars.
     
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    Zoos are inefficient.
     
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  7. srikar Registered Senior Member

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    no need to replace us

    No machine is greater than a human being.
    Is there any machine that can produce an another machine (a copy)
    Is there any machine that is continuously running from 100 years
    Is there any machine that can calculate simple addition,subtraction without taking help from us.

    it only works when we switch it on.
    a computer! it does not know even numbers and alphabets.

    sorry for my poor english
     
  8. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Not yet.

    http://www.businessweek.com/1999/99_35/b3644022.htm
     
  9. eburacum45 Valued Senior Member

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    Kurzweil is a hero of mine, but he is not necessarily right.

    Artificial intelligence might emerge or be developed long before it is medically possible to upload human minds. From that time on there is a race between the development of AI, which may be very unlike human intelligence in quality and quantity, and the technology to scan human minds.
    If the AIs develop to a level far beyond humanity, they may not want humanity to have the capability to upload itself and will put a brake on the process.

    Pretty soon after that humans won't be needed at all.

    Just one possibility in a myriad possible futures involving human/AI interaction; only a few of those possible futures involve humans and AI interacting as equals in harmony.
     
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