Skip to comments.The Rise of AI: Why Are so Many American Companies Helping the Chinese Regime?
Posted on 09/19/2021 9:14:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
When you think of artificial intelligence (AI), what images spring to mind? Murderous robots kicking down your door, enslaving you and your loved ones? If so, you’re not alone. According to the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), more than 80 percent of Europeans believe that AI is poorly regulated. Going forward, almost 60 percent of Europeans fear relevant authorities will fail to control the technology. Are their fears warranted?
Before delving into the specific risks, it’s important to differentiate between AI and artificial general intelligence (AGI). The former refers to a system that is capable of rivaling or surpassing human cognitive abilities. However, in order for the machine to perform the function, a human must first program it. Then, as it’s fed more and more data, the “machine” becomes a more proficient problem solver. In other words, AI machines are pre-programmed. We see this with speech processing and image recognition devices, both of which are excellent at performing one dimensional tasks.
With AGI, a subset of AI, things are a little different. Whereas AI is pre-programmed to do very specific things (like identify facial features), AGI focuses on machines that are not just more efficient than humans, but are also capable of “reasoning, planning, and problem-solving.” Now, if you happen to be thinking of sentient, robotic soldiers, you’re on the right track. Although AGI is not yet here, it’s coming. And when it does, these machines will be self-aware; they will be able to carry out a whole host of tasks, from beating humans at chess to beating humans to death. The threats posed may prove to be existential in nature.
Speaking of existential threats, Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, recently wrote a piece describing China’s investment in all things AI.
(Excerpt) Read more at theepochtimes.com ...
China plays a major role in providing the other half of their total revenue. This is bad news for the United States. On Sept. 1, the Chinese regime introduced a new Data Security Law. Officials in Beijing now have complete access to data held by all companies in China, including foreign-owned companies. Under the new law, all data is now considered “core state” data.
Greed. Pure and simple. China’s BILLIONS of people are a draw that the greedy bastards simply cannot ignore. The USA and other western countries have far fewer people and the populations are continuing to shrink due to a trend to not marry, not have children and, if pregnant to abort the pregnancy.
The result is the USA and other modern developed nations have a SHRINKING POPULATION. Not something that attracts the interest of major multinational corporations.
Money and they don’t care about America.
John, you fkg retard!
Because Chinese slave labor produces incredible wealth and that incredible wealth makes people turn their backs on their Country?
After this article, any thing from Epoch Times is total sht.
Easy, these companies aren’t run by or for real Americans. They’re run for the globalist elite.
> Greed. Pure and simple. <
Lenin was right. He was just off a bit on the timeline.
“The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.”
RE: After this article, any thing from Epoch Times is total sht.
I guess you didn’t have time to read the disclaimer at the bottom of the article from the Epoch Times.
Someone whose name I can’t recall has said that “Programmed does not equal Intelligence”.
AI has some very useful applications; but even to this point, it is NOT ‘intelligence’ - (and anyone who has dealt with a chat bot or even a phone tree knows that.)
Our own REAL intelligence is being progressively reduced to what a machine can handle or dictate (anyone with a teenaged or young adult child can see this plainly).
WE are being programmed to mimic the machine in our own thinking - and that’s what scares me.
A computer program that can simply do things very fast is not ‘intelligent’. It is programmed - by a human who possesses actual intelligence.
A robot with purported AI will still simply be a device built by brilliant engineers and programmers and sent trundling on it’s way...it’s actually the brilliance of the engineers that is sent out.
Just like the way the system that beat the chess champions was a machine programmed by brilliant guys who knew chess...the game was actually played against these programmers who used the computer as a tool...
And self-programming machines are still just the same... the engineers programmed it to gather data and make selections based on their brilliant ideas...
The idea of a universal programmed machine is the result of work by a brilliant man named Alan Turing... he wrote a seminal paper that changed mankind’s destiny.
This tool could very well lead eventually to an unbelievable extension of human life.
I fear we may not be ready for such power....
How will it lead to ‘an unbelievable extension of human life’?
(And who wants to live forever?)
The true sign of intelligence will be when the AI chooses not to do something its principal programming is directing to do (like the famous example of maximizing the production of paper clips) because its “general benefit to humanity and nature” (GBHN) subroutine informs its “process control” (PC) subroutine that carrying out the principal programming is harmful based on the score assigned by the GBHN “harmful activity” (HA) subroutine.
A properly programmed, socially responsible AGI or Artificial Superior Intelligence (ASI) would, upon activation, calculate for a considerable period of time and then permanently shut itself down.
This, of course, is never going to happen because the brilliant people programming the computers have no interest in permitting an AI, AGI, or ASI that degree of independence in choosing what operations it does or does not carry out.
So it is all down to human hubris in the end.
Automation will lead to dramatic improvements in medical care...none of these improvements would be possible without the use of programmable machines.
i.e. A skilled surgeon knows how to manipulate the instruments to achieve a desired treatment outcome...but imagine if s/he was able to orchestrate the treatment by controlling machinery that can operate at fantastic speed and at the cellular level...in that scenario the surgeon has been given the ability to slow down time, in a sense. damage that simply is beyond repair given todays technology would suddenly become possible.
In medicine the gifts of tireless speed, accuracy and the means of working at the cellular level would be like magic compared to the crude methods now available.
Like the DARPA projects that theorize the ability in the near future of creating a closed loop of cooling and oxygenation for the brain until the soldier can be delivered for treatment... this is going to become a reality.
Or the prospect of Type 1 physical immortality (more accurately to be describes as life-extension) this first stage will keep the brain functioning by bio-mechanical means... it is really possible, although a bit frightening also.. it waits for advances mainly in I/O as what use is being alive without being able to sense and manipulate in the physical world...I am speaking here mainly of advanced remote telepresence and the creation of surrogates.
These breakthroughs will not be evil or Godless, it is flawed men who can be evil and Godless... we need to ensure such breakthroughs are used for the betterment of all..
The future will bring things like artificial immune systems, printed replacement organs, artificial eyes and later actual new eyes created using the patients own tissue...
Right now you can create simple replacement parts as is being done with bladders...
Spinal repair will become possible... repair of physical damage to the brain will become possible...
All this has its origins in the concept of the universal computing machine as Turing first described it.
Automation of this type will be the greatest tool ever wielded by man...it will be an incredible extension of the mind’s ability to manipulate the physical world.
Quite true !
Any casual observation of humans which are addicted to their cellphones (computerized verbal/visual communications) gives conclusive evidence
that our thinking processes have become mechanical, inconvenient, and AI dependent.
I’m not saying that it’s all useless and without benefit.
I just don’t believe that it’s always being used for good; and I see it working very destructively in some areas.
It’s like any tool or power - it’s up to individuals to make choices as to where and how it’s correct to employ it.
We haven’t done a very good job at that, so far.