Reporting within their story that the reason why many people can't quite understand the apocalyptic view of AI potentially taking over the world is because they don't understand the difference between the two types of AI, they then explain the difference between the two, 'narrow AI' and 'artificial general intelligence', which helps bring things into focus.
To understand what is at stake, consider the distinction between “narrow AI” and “artificial general intelligence” (AGI). Narrow AI can operate only in one or a few domains at a time, so while it may outperform humans in select tasks, it remains under human control.
AGI, by contrast, can reason across a wide range of domains, and thus could replicate many human intellectual skills, while retaining all of the advantages of computers, such as perfect memory recall. Run on sophisticated computer hardware, AGI could outpace human cognition. In fact, it is hard to conceive an upper limit for how advanced AGI could become.
Another way of thinking about the potential threat of AGI is to compare it to other catastrophic risks. In the 1990s, the U.S. Congress saw fit to have NASA track large asteroids that could collide with the earth, even though the odds of that happening are around one in 5,000 per century. With AGI, the odds of a catastrophe over the upcoming century could be as high as one in a hundred, or even one in ten, judging by the pace of R&D and the strength of expert concern.
While their story takes a very balanced look at AI, they also warn that "what matters most is that we take constructive action now to minimize the risk of a catastrophe down the road. This is not a task that we can hope to complete at the last minute." Yet as AI experts such as Elon Musk have warned, very little in the AI or transhumanists fields are being regulated.
As Gilbert reports within her story over at Sky Watch TV, "those who keep an eye on trends can see what lies ahead, but even the sharpest vision may not foresee everything." Yet as Steve Quayle warns in his new book "Terminated: The End Of Man Is Here", "refusing to recognize the dangers that we face, even when it stared them in the face, will lead to the end of the human race".
As this January story over at Newsweek reported, scientists recently simulated such AGI intelligence within a video game that was a modification of the strategy game "Civilization 5" and quite predictably, the AI soon took over. Reporting that at first, AI provided some benefits to humanity, those benefits didn't last long at all. From their story:
One outcome offers a dire prophecy of the demise of humanity, achieving the game’s aim of helping players better understand the existential threat posed by advanced artificial intelligence.
“Artificial intelligence can initially provide some benefits, and eventually can turn into superintelligence that brings mastery of science to its discoverer,” the researchers write in the add-on’s description.
“However, if too much artificial intelligence research goes uncontrolled, rogue superintelligence can destroy humanity and bring an instant loss of the game.”
In this scenario, a message appears in the game that reads: “A device for creating utopia on Earth has been discovered, and your civilization was not the one to discover it. Future generations will live in a perfect world, but someone else’s perfect world, as your civilization lies forgotten in the ancient books of history.”
The Newsweek story goes on to report that this wasn't the first time that such a video game had been created that resulted in detrimental consequences to humanity from 'rogue AI' and as they tell us, while the goals of AI may be simple, if it is not programmed to value human life, catastrophe absolutely awaits.
Warning also that a huge fear is once AI becomes smarter than those who created it, it will be impossible for people to shut down, it's long been warned that once the AI genie is out of the bottle, there will be no way to cap it. Once again, from the Newsweek story:
The game Paperclips explored the parable of an AI programmed to manufacture paperclips, first described by the philosopher Nick Bostrom in a 2003 paper exploring ethical issues in advanced artificial intelligence.
While the goal of the AI is simple, if it is not programmed to value human life then it could eventually gather all matter in the universe—including human beings—in order to create more paperclips.
Both games highlight the fear that a machine smarter than humans will be impossible to switch off. At a conference in 2015, Bostrom hypothesized why neanderthals didn’t wipe out humans when they had the chance to avoid being taken over as the dominant species on the planet.
“They certainly had reasons,” Bostrom said in his TED (technology, entertainment and design) talk. “The reason is that we are an intelligent adversary. We can anticipate threats and plan around them. But so could a super intelligent agent and it would be much better at that than we are.”
Other academics are already working on safeguards and ways to preclude such risk, most notably Google’s DeepMind—headed by another video game simulation pioneer, Demis Hassabis. In a peer-reviewed paper in 2016, researchers from DeepMind described an off switch that would override any previous commands and shut down the AI and prevent any potential apocalyptic scenarios.
Dire warnings about advanced AI have become increasingly common in recent years within academic and tech circles, with Stephen Hawking one of the most outspoken voices.
“Success in creating AI could be the biggest event in the history of our civilization,” Hawking said at an event in Cambridge in 2016. “But it could also be the last—unless we learn how to avoid the risks. Alongside the benefits, AI will also bring dangers like powerful autonomous weapons or new ways for the few to oppress the many.”
And while just a metaphor, might rogue AI one day 'turn human beings into paperclips'? With government's and corporations leading the way in the rollout of AI and no real regulation to ensure that such AI is being programmed to value human life, the warnings from 'the watchmen' about the potential dangers of AI cannot be over-emphasized.
In an episode of the television show "Person Of Interest", a show which features a 'present day' America watched over every second of every day by an artificially intelligent 'machine', the plot of one particular story featured a wealthy business woman who is murdered because she questioned the safety of a technology used with one of her company's new product. The technology? 5G.
We have embedded the 2nd video below which features one of the main characters warning that microwave radiation from 5G will cook the human body and as our videographer points out, "Person Of Interest" pointed out these potential dangers of 5G years ahead of its rollout. With the show also warning of the dangers of AI and the still unfolding 'surveillance state' in America, as Susan Duclos mentioned to me while we were watching the episode, it shouldn't be a surprise that "Person Of Interest" was cancelled as their warnings about 5G and the potential dangers of AI cut far too close to 'the truth'.
The Same Frequencies Used for Pain-Inflicting Crowd Control Weapons Form the Foundation of the Network that Will Tie Together More Than 50 Billion Devices As Part of the Internet of Things.
We previously noted that the Internet of Things (IoT) is a scam … being pushed so that Big Brother can spy on us. Believe it or not, IoT may also pose health and safety risks.
Devra Lee Davis – Founding Director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U.S. National Research Council says that the 5G wavelengths used in IoT have never been tested for health effects, and may adversely impact our skin and sweat glands: Dr. Davis’ group – Environmental Health Trust – explains:
Israeli research studies presented at an international conference reveal that the same electromagnetic frequencies used for crowd control weapons form the foundation of the latest network – branded as 5G – that will tie together more than 50 billion devices as part of the Internet of Things.
Current investigations of wireless frequencies in the millimeter and submillimeter range confirm that these waves interact directly with human skin, specifically the sweat glands. Dr. Ben-Ishai of the Department of Physics, Hebrew University, Israel recently detailed how human sweat ducts act like an array of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths. Scientists cautioned that before rolling out 5G technologies that use these frequencies, research on human health effects needed to be done first to ensure the public and environment are protected.
In another new story over at Skywatch TV they report that the world's most influential synthetic biologist is now testing genetic engineering that might be used to make 'post-humans' immortal. Just the latest recent story we've read that shows that one of the main goals of transhumanism is 'eternal life', New Scientist recently reported the transhumanists goals of "ultimately escape death by turning themselves into machines – is hundreds of years old, and as controversial as ever."
With the globalists also pushing transhumanism as a new religion, will the merging of man and machine bring with it the globalists desired 'utopia' or be another step that eventually brings about the end of the human race? As Steve Quayle has warned, those who fall for transhumanism and merging themselves with machines have fallen for the globalists "ultimate seduction". How can we prepare for what is coming? Embrace Jesus and get off the grid if any way possible.
I certainly do not agree that technology will make us "godlike". Just the opposite, it will make us "subhuman and technological garbage". If GOD would just be a computer in the universe, He would have created humanity as little chips and computer interfaces, instead GOD chose to give MAN free will. So we shall use our free will to break free from this technology Prison Planet and go back to interacting with each other as Human Beings.
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