The Rise of A.I. Companions | ColdFusion documentary

What if AI companion systems become so believable, humans begin to treat them as a shoulder to lean on? This has already began to happen and in this episode, we take a deep dive to investigate. RELATED CONTENT:

Can artificial intelligence become sentient, or smarter than we are – and then what? | Techtopia

They call it the holy grail of artificial intelligence research: Building a computer as smart as we are. Some say it could help eradicate poverty and create a more equal society – while others warn that it could become a threat to our very existence. But how far are we from reaching such “artificial general… Continue lendo Can artificial intelligence become sentient, or smarter than we are – and then what? | Techtopia

“The End of Theory” – Byung-Chul HAN

Columbus and His Egg Bentham likened his panopticon to ‘Columbus and his egg’. By his account, the invention should be applied to all disciplinary milieus of incarceration because it promotes the exceptionally efficient surveillance of inmates. The panopticon represents a watershed in the social order: ‘What would you say, if by the gradual adoption and… Continue lendo “The End of Theory” – Byung-Chul HAN

“Human Redundancy and the Cyborg Economy” – John GRAY

The pioneers of modern robotics, Norbert Wiener and John von Neumann, were both involved in the Manhattan Project which produced the atomic bomb. Wiener is recognized as having originated cybernetics, while Neumann is acknowledged to be the principal progenitor of the mathematical theory of games. They were fully aware that the sciences they were developing… Continue lendo “Human Redundancy and the Cyborg Economy” – John GRAY

“Consciousness in Artificial Intelligence” – John Searle | Talks at Google

Curb your AI enthusiasm, Ray.John Searle Ray is Ray Kurzweil, renowned futurist and author of books on artificial intelligence, transhumanism, and the technological singularity. Kurzweil—sitting right up front—was the first person to raise their hand and ask Searle a question after his talk at Google. The philosopher's reply was just brilliant. Making a fundamental distinction… Continue lendo “Consciousness in Artificial Intelligence” – John Searle | Talks at Google

Is artificial intelligence out of control? | Al Jazeera

Artificial intelligence is becoming “like electricity”— it’s being used in almost every sector. But what exactly is it? And why are many governments trying to work out how to regulate it? #AJStartHere with Sandra Gathmann explains. RELATED CONTENT:

Blake Lemoine: Google engineer on his sentient AI claim | Bloomberg Technology

Google Engineer Blake Lemoine joins Emily Chang to talk about some of the experiments he conducted that lead him to think that LaMDA was a sentient AI, and to explain why he is now on administrative leave. RELATED CONTENT:

“Will Artificial Intelligence End Human Creativity?” – John MAURIELLO

In view of this evidently inexorable event, the question arises, what remains of the eternal light of the soul once the artificial lights have been turned on? What remains of it after the soul has ceded a good part of its former luminosity to the more and more clever artifacts of the world, to computerized… Continue lendo “Will Artificial Intelligence End Human Creativity?” – John MAURIELLO

“The Faith of Puppets” – John GRAY

Going far back into the ancient world, recurring in cultures widely separated in space and time, surfacing in religion, philosophy and the occult, exercising a powerful influence in modern science and politics, Gnosticism has coexisted and competed with, secreted itself within and hidden itself from many other ways of thinking. There have been Gnostic strands… Continue lendo “The Faith of Puppets” – John GRAY