Humanity is getting closer and closer to creating human-level intelligence. The question nowadays is not if it will happen, but when it will be happen. Through recursive self-improvement, machine intelligence may quickly surpass the level of humans, creating an artificial superintelligent entity. The intelligence of such entity is so unfathomable, that we cannot even wrap our head around what it would be capable of, just as ants cannot grasp the concept of radio waves.
Elon Musk compares creating an artificial superintelligence to “summoning the demon”, and he offered 10 million dollars to research a safe way to develop this technology.
Recommended for you:
Are We Living In a Computer Simulation? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATN9oqMF_qk&index=9&list=PLujxSBD-JXgnqDD1n-V30pKtp6Q886x7e
A great article on Superintelligence on Wait But Why (there are two parts):
A talk from Tim Urban, author of Wait But Why:
One more excellent article reflecting on the article above:
Nick Bostrom – Artificial Superintelligence:
Elon Musk’s $10 million for ethical AI research:
A neat study from the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI):
Nick Bostrom’s poll on when we will achieve superintelligence:
A science paper claims that our knowledge about the genetic human-mammal differences may be misguided:
Excellent discussions on superintelligence:
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