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.