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Started by Baruch, April 08, 2020, 05:22:18 PM

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Baruch

Zoom is a new popular video-conferencing software ...

"Zoom is installing mini-web servers on your computer" ... and they don't stop running if you uninstall Zoom.

This is no different than having an Alexa in your home.  You are basically extending the "spy net" to your personal space.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

SoldierofFortune

If rape is inevitable, look for taking pleasure... Turkish proverb

We no longer can be free from technology. They have made the use of technology inevitable, IF you are not living under a rock.

Baruch

Quote from: SoldierofFortune on April 08, 2020, 08:14:14 PM
If rape is inevitable, look for taking pleasure... Turkish proverb

We no longer can be free from technology. They have made the use of technology inevitable, IF you are not living under a rock.

Centipedes of the world unite!  I used to look for centipedes under rocks, in San Diego County California.  They grow big there!
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Baruch

"Skynet Is Near - Google Scientists Create Artificial Intelligence That Evolves On Its Own" ... bwahah ... and just three years ago ...

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-artificial-intelligence-ai-chatbot-new-language-research-openai-google-a7869706.html
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Sal1981

AGI is far off, at least 10 more years, probably much longer.
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool" --- Richard P. Feynman

Baruch

Quote from: Sal1981 on April 23, 2020, 03:30:12 PM
AGI is far off, at least 10 more years, probably much longer.

But AI salesmen say it is already here ... in 1985, 1995, 2005, 2015 ... and no doubt in 2025.  If you can keep redefining it ...
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Sal1981

Quote from: Baruch on April 23, 2020, 11:09:38 PM
But AI salesmen say it is already here ... in 1985, 1995, 2005, 2015 ... and no doubt in 2025.  If you can keep redefining it ...
The problem is that people keep redefining intelligence into a neat little box that keeps getting smaller, to hide human specialness. BTW, human intelligence isn't general, it's actually very specific in how our brains work - we just don't know all the underlying mechanisms by which those work. All in all, we have an incomplete picture of intelligence, some vital pieces are missing for making AGI, and I suspect they'll be missing for quite some time.
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool" --- Richard P. Feynman