I posted a quote in the “Daily Quotes” thread that seems to have generated some interest in the topic of AI. Rather than sidetrack that thread, let’s talk about it here. The original post…
“Any A.I. smart enough to pass a Turing test is smart enough to know to fail it.” - Ian McDonald
NOTE: An artificial intelligence would pass a Turing test if a conversation with that AI would be impossible to distinguish from a conversation with a human.
Did you know that Facebook had to pull the plug on some of its machine learning 'bots when they started communicating to each other in a language that they themselves invented? The software engineers who created the bots had no idea what they were saying. SOURCE
Google Translate bots invented their own language too, SOURCE
So what happens when AI programs control our most important infrastructures? I mean banking systems, power distribution, missile silos… the works. Steven Hawking feared this, as does Elon Musk. Do you?