Artificial Intelligence

Having been the most intelligent beings on earth, human kind has conquered the planet in ways never seen before. However Artificial Intelligence defined as human developed intelligence may eventually change this dynamics.

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Potential Positive Implications Potential Negative Implications
It provides an artificial avenue for intelligence.
Artificial intelligence can help humanity with various tasks and functions that require intelligence. Artificial intelligence can make replicable human intelligence less valuable.
As it is created artificially, scaling or speedup is possible.
Artificial intelligence can potentially be scaled or magnified helping humankind to overcome complicated problems. Unstable large scale or magnified artificial intelligence may become difficult to contain.

 

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Elon Musk: "With artificial intelligence we’re summoning the demon.", MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Centennial Symposium, October 22-24, 2014, [URL]
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Larry Page: "Actually, the ultimate search engine, which would understand, you know, exactly what you wanted when you typed in a query, and it would give you the exact right thing back, in computer science we call that artificial intelligence.", Google: The Search Engine that Could, November 29, 2002, [URL]
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Stephen Hawking: "The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. We cannot quite know what will happen if a machine exceeds our own intelligence, so we can't know if we'll be infinitely helped by it, or ignored by it and sidelined, or conceivably destroyed by it.", Interview with BBC, Dec 2 2014, [URL]
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