Browsing: Transhumanism

‘Chatbots created at the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab developed their own language without being directed by researchers.

According to a report released Wednesday, the discovery was made during a project that gave bots the ability to negotiate and make compromises.

As the bots’ development progressed, researched say they suddenly noticed a “divergence from human language” during interactions, forcing them to alter their model.
“In other words, the model that allowed two bots to have a conversation—and use machine learning to constantly iterate strategies for that conversation along the way—led to those bots communicating in their own non-human language,” notes The Atlantic’s Adrienne LaFrance.

A similar scenario was seen last year when the “Google Translate” service invented its own language to translate with.’

Read more: Facebook’s A.I. ‘Chatbots’ Begin Communicating After Inventing New Language

‘WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange predicts an impending dystopic world where human perception is no match for Artificial Intelligence-controlled propaganda and the consequences of AI are lost on its creators, who envision a nirvana-like future.

Assange spoke of the threat of AI-controlled social media via video link at rapper and activist M.I.A.’s Meltdown Festival in the Southbank Centre, London.

Speaking about the future of AI, Assange told a panel including Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek that there will be a time when AI will be used to adjust perception.

“Imagine a Daily Mail run by essentially Artificial Intelligence, what does that look like when there’s only the Daily Mail worldwide? That’s what Facebook and Twitter will shift into,” he said.

Assange referenced the apparent intense pressure Facebook and Google were under to ensure Emmanuel Macron, and not Marine Le Pen, won last month’s French presidential election runoff.’

Read more: Future of humanity under threat from AI-controlled propaganda – Assange

‘A robot lawyer donning black robes and presenting a case before a sessions judge is certainly in the realm of science fiction. But the entry of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the legal profession is no longer a mad scientist’s daydream.
When Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) tied up with Canada-based, Kira Systems, earlier this year to develop customised AI machines programmed for executing legal tasks, it became the first law firm in the country to publicly announce that it is transitioning to the use of this cutting-edge platform. In simple terms, tedious, time-consuming tasks like collecting data, searching records, going through old cases, fact verification, etc—currently done by junior lawyers and paralegals—will soon be left to AI machines to handle. “AI will make law firms more responsive and swifter. We don’t know about others, but we certainly believe in being the first, and are the first, in embracing AI technology in India. In the West, only a few peer firms have taken up this challenge. In many ways, we are pioneers, globally,” said Ashok Barat, chief operating officer of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, to India Legal.
While Barat may claim to be the first to use cutting-edge AI technology, a few top-rung firms like Nishith Desai Associates already use data management systems. But it is a recent development. Even in its basic form, AI has been in use in the legal field for no more than a year. However, developing a dedicated and elaborate platform tailored to understand the nuances of our legal system and to operate in the Indian environment is surely a first of its kind.’

Read more: Artificial intelligence: The Bots Come Marching In

‘What differentiates humans from robots is the ability to think logically and reason, this is a key part of intelligence. When this can be replicated by a machine, then experts claim it will no doubt take artificial intelligence (AI) to the next level.

Scientists and researchers have tried to do this, but it’s a difficult problem and current methods used are not as advanced. Deep machine learning is one such example of this, however researchers found that it is good for processing information, but it can struggle with reasoning.

However, the latest player to enter the game is called Relational Networks (RNs) and it was discussed in a paper by DeepMind, which is the world leader in artificial intelligence research.

DeepMind have basically attempted to enable machines to reason by tracking RNs to convolutional neural networks and recurrent neural networks, both traditionally used for computer vision and natural language processing.’

Read more: Robots May Soon Be Able to Reason Like Humans Thanks to Google’s DeepMind

‘Another example of “the road to hell is paved by good intentions.” No one would ever think to exploit a computer-brain interface…. With all the malware out there, how could you guard yourself from such an intrusion? Hmmmmm…..

In this News Shot, Joe Joseph discusses brain-computer interfaces that could turn us into programmable, debuggable machines, and the possible horrible consequences of such technology.’


‘In less than 50 years, artificial intelligence will be able to beat humans at all of their own tasks, according to a new study.

And, the first hints of this shift will become apparent much sooner.

Within the next ten years alone, the researchers found AI will outperform humans in language translation, truck driving, and even writing high-school essays – and, they say machines could be writing bestselling books by 2049.

In a new study, researchers from Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute, Yale University, and AI Impacts surveyed 352 machine learning experts to forecast the progress of AI in the next few decades.’

Read more: Artificial intelligence will outperform humans in all tasks in just 45 years and could take over EVERY job in the next century, experts claim

‘Some day, we may no longer be able to tell robots and humans apart.

In anticipation of this terrifying future, scientists have created an ‘Anti AI AI’ earpiece that warns humans if an AI is impersonating a human.

If the prototype device detects synthesised voice patterns, its thermoelectric plate sends a cold shiver down its user’s spine.

The small device sits behind its user’s ear like a Bluetooth headset and uses AI algorithms to warn them if the voice they are hearing is not human.

The Australian research company behind the technology, known as DT, says that as AI designed to mimic the human voice improves, we could be left in a ‘sea of disinformation powered by AI and machine learning’.’

Read more: ‘Anti AI AI’ earpiece defends against a robot uprising by warning you if a machine is impersonating a human