A.I. — The metamorphosis is almost complete

“Everything we love about civilization is a product of intelligence, so amplifying our human intelligence with artificial intelligence has the potential of helping civilization flourish like never before — as long as we manage to keep the technology beneficial.“

Max Tegmark, President of the Future of Life Institute

What is happening

Text and Speech recognition: the word error rate is less than 5%, in one year will be close to zero; semantic interpretation of the text and voice discrimination are already on. Artificial Intelligence will prevent our information needs by making decisions without waiting for an input.

A.I. is now able to read our mails proposing plausible and appropriate answers, it can control our mailbox gathering all the information inserted in the mails (address, phones, maps, …).

Image recognition: is more powerful than human being, now able to understand all the single elements of the image, the vision error rate is currently lower than an human.

A.I. is also able to retrieve the information inserted in a picture gathering from the huge amount of information he can access to, it can also reconstruct the relationships between people in a photo.

A.I. could benefit humans in many ways but can also pose an existential threat pursuing goals not aligned with the continued existence of humankind.
- who is able to control this cognitive technology?
- can A.I. become intentionally benevolent or malevolent?
- autonomous weapons are artificial intelligence systems programmed to kill, could an A.I. arms race inadvertently lead to an A.I. war?
- can A.I. develop a destructive method for achieving its goal?

Interesting link : Benefits and risks of artificial intelligence

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