Extinction


As AI accelerates, is our organic thinking declining?

Computer Science Artificial Intelligence (AI)  As machine intelligence accelerates, is our organic thinking declining? Can we build a super-AI that won't kill us? big ideas Is Moore’s Law sustainable? What is the mind? in general: algorithm deelopment: Deep Mind, Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Vicarious | artificial general intelligence: strong AI | biomimetics: models for design of machines |  frame-based systems: recognition and description of objects and classes | portals: Deep Learning | semanitc networks: a set of concepts that are related to one another | turing test: Computing machinery and intelligence | thought experiments: Chinese Room expert systems: chess: Centaur Chess | cognitive computing: IBM Watson | automated complaint resolution: cognicor | decision making: decision-making | machine trading: Dark Pools Patterson, Flash Boys  singularity: about | IBM Watson | moore’s law | Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence books/movies: rise of machines, decline of humans?: What to Think About Machines That Think Brockman > Future | ethics: Machines of Loving Grace Markoff | Accelerando Stross | cyborgs: Ex Machina | risks: Superintelligence Bostrom | Smarter Than Us Armstrong | The Emperor's New Mind Penrose | singularity: The Singularity Is Near Kurzweil Enterprise

If you can’t beat them (robots), join them.

by scott pickard

If you can’t beat them (robots), join them. The “quantified self” will evolve to the “optimized self,” meaning humans will be supported by extreme wearable and embedded sensoring enabling real-time, on-demand guidance from a commercial “cloud coach” (Google?) for every step, move, and decision they make whether it’s at work or on the playing field; i.e., becoming more machine-like. The dark side is that humans’ born-with intelligence and cognitive skills and capacities will atrophy just like a broken leg in a cast.

Zeitgeist Optimized Self big idea V-Nation: algorithms will do the thinking, people will simply execute sp in general: coaching/training: runcoach, snow skiing | embeddables | emotions: body language, micro-expressions | fiction: are you certain sp | food: upgraded self | informavore | marriage: Time/Facebook |  sensors | surveillance | wellness: CarePass, self-monitoring and diagnosis questions: What’s my next move? Is it time I got married? skills: When you feel yourself losing a skill or a simple pleasure in your day, resist the urge to acquiesce to technology that is ultimately transferring a lot money and control to someone else. sp  Science Fiction | Drones zano | Wellness

the optimized self, or, becoming a machine

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