AI, or aye yi yi?

From a CNBC article 2.13.18

–Artificial intelligence could be “billions of times smarter” than humans and people may need to merge with computers to survive, a futurist told CNBC on Tuesday.  Ian Pearson, a futurist at Futurizon, said there will need to be a link between AI and a human brain. Elon Musk said last year that humans must merge with machines to not be irrelevant in the age of AI.–

(Has Musk played his hand with rocketry and exposed his penchant for AI?)

Note the buzz words here: AI, futurizon,  merge with machines, not to be irrelevant……? Knock knock. Who’s there?  Nobody, just an artificial entity.

Can’t stand this crap put forth as progress. Just because people (Musk, Jobs, etc…..) have created billions of dollars to stuff under their mattresses, this does not mean they have a drop of common sense.

As an ancillary observation, seems to me AI has long been on the horizon. It’s called atheism. Artificial intelligence which leaves out the Creator. But I digress. But is this not the jewel of technology, to do away with He who gives the ability to use technology? Ah yes indeed, as the good book so reminds us: they worshiped and SERVED the creature, rather than the Creator. Whole lots of serving going on these days.

Man creates technology to replace man, but does not see the utter devolution of so-called enlightenment. The electronic toll takers on the highways, the self-serve checkouts at thousands of businesses, the forklifts at General Motors driven by dummies, the endless ways that AI have supplanted man and called it progress, are all part and parcel of AI.

No thanks, I see it as the sinistry that it is, leading toward the day when the geniuses of the world will ‘create’ that wonderful economic, social, agricultural, and so-called perfect political ideal called ‘the mark of the beast,’ which will be applauded by the makers of AI, and will set themselves apart as the true guardians of intellect and progress. Uh huh, sure.

People need to merge with computers to survive?

Please, get away from me.  Or better said, get thee behind me, ye bastions of stupidity. So aye yi yi gets my vote.

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50 Responses to AI, or aye yi yi?

  1. this kind of stuff makes me want to bam my head on a wall—you’ve heard that from me before—the thud thud thud of such utter bewilderment and even frustration—that these “visionaries” actually envision life really without humanity…that is what it will be when it’s all cut away and said and done–why have humans???—If we can make things that will be smarter, faster, stronger, less sentimental, less emotional, less slow, less costly, less vulnerable, less sturdy……is this really the kind of world they want????

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    • ColorStorm says:

      I fear it is worse J. The so called ‘smart’ technology will magically ‘decide’ that it is believers who are slow of thought, for believing in ahem, cough cough, drum roll please, that in the beginning God………

      I believe that actually the internet has made more fools than mothers and fathers combined.

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      • yep, and I’m working on tomrrow’s post with a similar notion—of which has my blood boiling–as your post have simply ramped up the heat!

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        • Arkenaten says:

          At what point does one decide that we have developed enough technology?
          Your laptop, for example?
          Imagine what your impression would have been like had you seen a laptop 40 years ago.
          Or the Internet or Skype.
          Robots making cars
          Cellphones.
          Computer programs designing buildings
          Eventually nano technology will partner many aspects of medicine including surgery.
          If such technology were available today imagine the benefit to open heart surgery or organ transplants?
          And as I am sure many surgeons are devout Christians. Do you believe they would/will eschew such advancements if it aids in the saving of lives?

          Look at the advancements in genome technology. Eventually there is every chance cancer will be eradicated and numerous hereditary diseases as well.

          Consider that we manufacture more goods than ever before and much of it is performed by robots. Have we replaced humans?
          Of course not.
          But maybe if there were less humans then we might have a higher quality of life.
          Perhaps if restraint were exercised …

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Of course I’m all for technology. When it’s 30 below zero a furnace is kind of nice. The Creator has withheld leather from me for skin.

          When however, tech becomes God, like so-called science has become god…….then it has replaced the brain as God intended. That’s my point.

          A smart surgeon may say, ‘I’m thankful to the Creator for giving me the ability to use such wonders to heal.’ The Hippocratic oath.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Who worships technology as a deity? No one that I am ware of of, Believers and non believers alike.
          Can you think of anyone in praticular?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Did you read the opening sentence of this very post? Pretty much says it all.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Yes. Do you believe humans will be replaced? Are you read the script for a James Cameron movie?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Well lets see here. Seems at least one person around here has fallen prey to artificial intelligence, for it is plain stupid to believe there is no God. There is more intelligence in the scriptures than all your books combined.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          I thought the post was about AI not god?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          You are proving my point. There are many forms of AI, and I like what julie says here, but yes, atheism IS AI as well, probably more insidious than your electronics.

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        • I’m of the age Ark that I hate technology—I know that it has tremendous benefits, but I know it also had tremendous down falls…and like everything else, it falls to man how it is to be use or abused.
          I find it interesting that in both Japan and S Korea they have the highest incidence of “gamers addiction” centers.
          As an educator I saw the dark side of social media with our kids…like I say Ark–I’m old enough to remember a time when it did not dominate our lives—oh it was there in the form of landlines, black and white televisions, cars, planes….but not what it is now. I remember when I was still teaching and the the school recieved it’s first computer…
          It’s great when it works, hell when it doesn’t…
          In many regards, I view it as an opening of a Pandora’s box—a love / hate relationship.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          There is bad in everything. It is all a question of control. This is where true freedom lies and all control begins with Self.
          Remember that once upon a time Rock n Roll was the devil’s music and if you played Black Sabbath records backwards you would hear the devil’s words
          Idiotic and irresponsible.
          And some religious twits rushed off to buy Sabbath records just to hear the devil!!

          Every age has it’s doomsayers.
          Every age the ”youth” are out of control.
          Every age we are on the brink of war, values have changed for the worst, morals and ethics have flown out the window,
          It never ends.
          Life is marvelous. It is there for the picking.
          If you can’t enjoy it for what it is then no matter what happens around you it will always be bad or something will be wrong with it.
          And once you start such devolution you might end up washing your clothes by beating them against a rock by the river.

          If you are genuine about not liking technology then it is easy enough to downscale.
          Sell your your TV, Laptop, Cellphones etc and donate the money to a hospice for instance? Or donate those things directly?
          At least someone will benefit and you will have …. excuse the phrase …. gone back to your roots.

          For now though, it is difficult to read someone bemoan technology when they are ”voicing ” their complaint on a modern laptop via a global communication system.

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        • Donated lots to hospice when both my dad and aunt were under their care and I thought that was the Beatles White album or was that Abbey Rd — oh the ironies— just like a pharaoh interested individual who appears to hide behind that said pharaoh who instituted monotheism yet claims there is no God—our lives overflow with the ironic

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Excellent!
          So are you going to donate all your modern tech and go back to your roots, Julie?

          I cannot see the relationship between me choosing Akhenaten and ranting about technology.
          It is a cool Avatar.
          And I am not hiding at all.
          This is the age of technology.
          Are you suggesting you do not know my real name or who I am? Are you serious? 🙂

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        • ColorStorm says:

          (it appears the good teacher is merely stating how much our ‘avatars’ reveal) Btw, don’t be so quick to write her off. She is as solid as they come. Instead of a ready made answer, why don’t you actually think of what she lays before you by way of observations, before you choke on your impatience)

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Who’s writing Julie off? Not moi.
          And you leave my Avatar alone.
          You would not want me to start casting aspersions about your toothless, moth-eared old moggy, now would you?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          I do agree with the irony of choosing an image which speaks to the preservation of the body….. by someone who thinks it is useless to preserve the body, since…….there be no further existence, so yeah, a bit humorous. (so we preserve memories)

          As to the other, i’m not lyin….

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Long as it keeps you off the streets ….

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    • Lander7 says:

      It’s better than your world where children make clothes in sweatshops so your shopping experience is right on point with your budget. Your vision of the world is that change is not needed because life is goo the way it is, I would even wager that you would be even happier if we went back in time a bit to when some people even had it better than they do now.

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      • Change would be welcomed.
        A positive wholesome change.
        Going back is not the answer although we each come to a place in our lives where we find ourselves wistful, nostalgic and missing what once was…be it a childhood memory, a relationship that is no longer, etc.
        And speaking of sweatshops, I happened to grow up in the sweatshop of MaryAnn.
        That being my mom.
        We couldn’t afford to go buy nice new clothes so she made a lot of what I wore.
        For the big 7th grade dance when other girls were out shopping for a special dress, my mom saved up grocery money in order to buy a pattern and material.
        The dress turned out to be too small, too tight.
        It did not look stylish as the other girl’s dresses.
        Yet I managed to squeeze in it because even at that terrible pre-adolescent stage, when I really wanted to be and look like the others, I knew the sacrifice my mom had made on my behalf.
        So no, I wouldn’t say you know exactly from whence I speak, come or where I wish to even go. I was merely stating that technology has gotten out of hand.

        And I say that from the perspective of a parent and educator who has seen the very dark side of technology…so no calls for the stone-age to come back anytime soon…but a prayer
        rather in hopes that we can figure out how to keep our children safe as they grow with the growing advent of all things technological.

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  2. Yep, I hear you, Colorstorm! One of my favorite sayings is, “Well now, what could possibly go wrong here?” We’ve been writing about this stuff for centuries, so its not as if we don’t get it on some level. Just thinking of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein ought to give us pause as to some of the potential moral implications. As we all line up for our chipped debit card thumb implants…..

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Ok, one vote for msb for ‘aye yi yi.’ lol

      But your last line, it appears God’s word had the drop on this technology long before Bill Gates was in diapers.

      So no surprise to sanctified minds eh? If the naysayers would only take the time to READ the scriptures……….they would see many things:

      -the ability of the scripture writers to write of things that did not concern them, but with perfect fidelity, wrote as they were so led……..meaning, there would come a day, when to whom it was relevant, we could say, yep, God told us all about it.

      Surely then if He can be trusted to tell us of not yet technology…..He can be trusted with everything else He says as well. 😉

      But your Frankenstein? Ha, we should apologize as he was tame compared to modern day stonegodsnsteins.

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  3. Why you always mock tech. guys ? No one know future for certain. Everyone can make prediction though. What is you problem with Elon musk ? Every-time you drag him in your blog! Elon Musk actually said that AI is danger for humanity .

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    • ColorStorm says:

      P&H

      Tech obviously has its place and fills a need. I use it, and am actually not bad. It is the tech that replaces God as I’ve said a hundred times. It is worshipping artificial intelligence. It is serving and worshiping the creature.

      Seems pretty clear.

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    • Citizen Tom says:

      What matters is whether what is programming who, or who is programming what.

      Hooking ourselves up to machines really is not the issue. Imagine you lose arm. If someone makes an artificial replacement, and your mind can control that artificial replacement just as if it were a real arm with a hand at the end, what is wrong with that? Will your mind be receiving signals from that artificial replacement? Yes. Sense of touch. Perhaps even pain since you would not want to damage your artificial replacement arm.

      The issue is who controls the data and programming of our minds and consciences. Right now, even without cyber technology, our schools and mass media try to program us. If the master minds can get a direct feed into our heads, that will not be a good thing. In a constitutional republic, the People must control the morality of their government, not the government control the morality of the People.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Of course I agree CT, there are literally thousands of ways we are recipients of tech.

        But to say a machine can supplant the intelligence of a human is just plain stupid. It has no intelligence.

        The most egregious moron is a thousand times ‘smarter’ than any computers.

        Heck, your piano or keyboard does not care if you played songs to the devil or wrote that God is dead.

        And the morals of a computer? Ha, there’s a whole other Pandora.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          Artificial intelligence is just sales jargon at this point. The programmers — the master minds who try to manipulate our beliefs — have been around for ages. These wish to be our gods, and Satan was the first of them.

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      • You are right. But this does not co-relates with what Color Storm posted.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          It doesn’t? I wonder.

          What do you think is the subject ColorStorm’s post? I see two items.
          1. Hooking ourselves up to machines.Currently, we have an air gap. We have to turn them on and listen to and look at our devices. Yet even as it is, when we leave our homes we are constantly flooded with “information”, much of it designed to provoke specific behavior. I may be wrong, but I suspect we are not far from being able to hook up electronics to our nervous system. So my concern is keeping intruders out of my mind.
          2. The notion of artificial intelligence. When gizmos replace people, there is a trade-off. We never get the same level of service. However, for those who would rather do it themselves (like me), the gizmos work okay. I must admit I am something of a sociopath. However, others suffer. Some because they miss the social interaction. Other because of disabilities.

          Some men believe we can create machines that think. So far we don’t seem to have that capacity. Could we? ColorStorm apparently considers the belief that we could create an artificial intelligence tantamount to Atheism, and I agree a sound argument could be made for that belief. Myself? I don’t see us being able to create an artificial intelligence any time soon, but if it does I will worry about the details of the argument then.

          The whole idea of each of us hooking our self up directly to an artificial intelligence strikes me as somewhat demonic. We don’t know what the result would be, but I suspect it would be monstrous. Consider the Nazis and the Communists. Did the Peoples who created these horrid regimes see themselves as monstrous? No. We do, but what is the objective criteria? Do our consciences stem from our “rational” minds, or are they provoked by God?

          What is rational to the mind of a machine? Would the programmer set the criteria? Could a human programmer even control such a creation? We don’t know. We don’t even know if it is possible to create an artificial intelligence.

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        • I agree with most of what you said. If you read my blog I said the same think. https://wp.me/p9whEj-1Q

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          Your post provides an interesting perspective. Thanks for the link.

          I am not an expert in AI technology, just a fellow who has spent most of his working life using and helping others use computers. What I have seen called AI technology has not especially impressed me. The prospect of computers replacing human beings is a interesting plot for science fiction, but there are practical problems.

          A computer is a high speed moron. These devices can handle relatively simple problems with astounding speed, but complex problems baffle them. If a computer is presented with a problem that it is not programmed to respond to, it will either do nothing or respond inappropriately (unless that inappropriate response just happens to be the appropriate response).

          Human beings have the capacity to learn and perform complex tasks. We can adapt to changing conditions and requirements. These are a marvelous gifts. If computers are to match human intelligence, programmers have to figure out how to program computers to learn. To do that programmers are fooling around with various statistical algorithms that are supposed to help computers learn. Nevertheless, that “data” still has to be fed to the right statistical algorithm in a manner that makes “sense” to the computer. How does a programmer do that if he doesn’t even know what he wants the computer to do? He can’t.

          The problem is that computers are much more fussy than human beings about the data they will accept and how the process that data. Computers are very precise about what they do with the data we give them. Computers must be programmed in exacting detail every step of the way. So computers work well performing repetitive, predicable tasks.

          When are computers cost effective to use? If a task is performed often enough, it is cost effective to program a computer to perform that task. Otherwise, it is not worth the bother.

          Can we use computers to drive cars, for example? That seems possible. However, my guess is that when most of us start riding about in driverless vehicles there will be a price to pay. What will happen when the computers that drive our cars are programmed erroneously or encounter an unanticipated situations? Problems, of course. My guess is we will occasionally see accidents/traffic jams of legendary proportions.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          ‘High speed moron.’

          That’s a highlight observation. It does not care if you search Satan or God, French fries, or the French guillotine. lol

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          Comment in moderation.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          Comment in moderation.

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      • Lander7 says:

        The issue is not who controls the data the issue is the observer. We will always be in a world where information is manipulated due to a bias of some type. We can’t worry about the snake oil salesman and how convincing he may be to the crown, what we need is a smarter crowd. We need to train people to be critical thinkers so that they make better decisions.

        The problem we have is simple, too many uneducated, hateful, confused people in society with limited skills who have an urgent need to react before they think.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @Lander7

          You have a valid point. What is an education? There are several basic parts. We have to be taught information. We have to learn how to acquire information. We have to learn what to do with information.

          What if someone can feed our brains information? To what extent will they be able to affect our basic assumptions and beliefs? Since this technology does not exist yet, I don’t know. However, when we educate our children, we do instill in them basic assumptions and beliefs. Over time children can overcome such programing, but not necessary easily. That is why I think it important that parents, not politicians, control what their children learn and who teaches them. If that is what you are driving at, then as a practical matter, we agree.

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        • Lander7 says:

          We are almost on the same page but there is some nuance being missed. Let’s start with this statement you made:
          “I think it important that parents, not politicians, control what their children learn and who teaches them”
          There is no way to control what children learn, they have TV, they have friends, they have a million sources of information to pull from. I also believe that the practice of having thought police is a waste of time. Information will flow in from all directions, that’s the nature of things, so fighting it only makes for a weaker position.

          What I’m talking about is a new generation of people who learn how to think in a critical fashion. Problem solvers who can take in huge amounts of information from all types of sources but then process the data and move forward in a way that is optimal for success and probable for a supporting conclusion.

          You have 10 kids in a class and 8 of them sniff glue. The only thing I want to know is why the other 2 don’t and then train those thinking skills into the next 10 who take the class. I don’t want to waste time creating laws to keep glue out of classrooms. I don’t want to have commercials saying how bad glue is. I don’t want law enforcement going car to car searching for glue. I don’t want politicians running for office on a “No more glue” platform.

          The kids who have been successfully taught to weigh their options and think about cause and effect came to a different conclusion. They decided not to go the glue sniffing route. We need more thinkers not more education. We have plenty of education.

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  4. AI can it philosophise and understand things that have never been thought of before.
    I remember computers being responsible for paperless offices yet me use more paper than ever. And computers and robots taking over jobs so there would be mass unemployment and the computer Millenium bug would send the world into utter chaos. Only time will tell.

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  5. Lander7 says:

    How do you make the grand canyon leap from ‘the mark of the beast,’ to AI? As a studier of the Bible I would love to know what verses lead to that conclusion. Fear is an easy thing to spread out across the world until you have to prove it.

    God has given mankind a gift of knowledge and skill but you would have me believe that all the good we have done with AI is lost because you have an unfounded fear of future biblical events. Events that are not based on AI but are solely based on man’s acceptance of God.

    AI is making its mark in healthcare’s fight against cancer by leveraging the power of deep learning. AI will scour millions of medical images (MRIs, CT scans, etc.) in a single day to detect anomalies on a scope that humans just aren’t capable of.

    It’s time to end the spread of fear and support the end of suffering.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Being in the health field, I am well aware of technology. There is no grand leap.

      The mark is on the horizon, and will be deceptive, and welcomed, but disastrous because the devil will be involved.

      If you study scripture, you should know it is not fear I am promoting, but reality.

      Maybe you need to read the post again, and also see how I mentioned atheism is the granddaddy of AI, and so will have it’s place will the implementation of the mark of the beast.

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      • Lander7 says:

        What I am missing is the actual scripture that ties AI to the mark of the beast. Can you provide that or is this exactly what I said it was before… fear baiting.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          God doesn’t say everything He wants to say in one verse. I do not play scripture pong.

          Buying? Selling? Mark? Right hand? Forehead? Commerce? Trade? Banking? ATM’s? EX Pass? Getting the picture?

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        • Lander7 says:

          So we can provide word soup but actual scripture is hard to get, understood.

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      • Lander7 says:

        Everyone is an atheist before they believe so your statement is nonsensical. As for what you promote, “Reality” or “Fear”, you offer no evidence to back your statements other than “Believe me” or “You should know because”.

        Since you leave us to fill in the blanks I’m going to go with fear baiting.

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  6. ColorStorm says:

    Please don’t play games here. The entire warp and woof of scripture speaks to atheism, godlessness, and false knowledge, as well as false science.

    Spend about 6 months reading my blog; you will see all your concerns have already been met.

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