The Philosophical Argument Against A.I. Killing Us All..?

“there’s another counterargument to be made based on the philosophy of ethics. Until an A.I. has feelings, it’s going to be unable to want to do anything at all, let alone act counter to humanity’s interests and fight off human resistance. Wanting is essential to any kind of independent action. And the minute an A.I. wants anything, it will live in a universe with rewards and punishments—including punishments from us for behaving badly. In order to survive in a world dominated by humans, a nascent A.I. will have to develop a humanlike moral sense that certain things are right and others are wrong”

The Philosophical Argument Against A.I. Killing Us All
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2016/04/the_philosophical_argument_against_artificial_intelligence_killing_us_all.html
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Medium and Twitter founder: ‘We put junk food in front of them and they eat it’

“It’s understandable why media on the web is like it is today,” Williams tells the Guardian. “That’s not to say there’s not a lot of great stuff out there, but a lot of people are dissatisfied with it. A lot of journalists who want to do great stuff are dissatisfied. Advertisers and brands are dissatisfied. We’re still stuck in some very naive thinking, with the idea that people consuming media means that’s what they want – it’s like, well, we put junk food in front of them and they ate that, so that must be what they want.””

Medium and Twitter founder: ‘We put junk food in front of them and they eat it’
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/apr/10/twitter-ev-williams-medium-content-fast-food
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Inside the Artificial Intelligence Revolution: A Special Report, Pt. 1

“Artificial intelligence may well help solve the most complex problems humankind faces, like curing cancer and climate change – but in the near term, it is also likely to empower surveillance, erode privacy and turbocharge telemarketers.”

Inside the Artificial Intelligence Revolution: A Special Report, Pt. 1
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/inside-the-artificial-intelligence-revolution-a-special-report-pt-1-20160229
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After 20 Years, It’s Harder to Ignore the Digital Economy’s Dark Side - Don Tapscott says it all

“Technological utopians are being proven wrong by the facts: technology does not create prosperity, good democracy, and justice — humans do. To ensure that the digital economy fulfills its promise, we’ll need a new social contract that guarantees opportunities for full employment, protects our privacy, and enables prosperity not just for the few but for everyone.”

After 20 Years, It’s Harder to Ignore the Digital Economy’s Dark Side
https://hbr.org/2016/03/after-20-years-its-harder-to-ignore-the-digital-economys-dark-side
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Everything You Know About Artificial Intelligence is Wrong

“NYU research psychologist Gary Marcus has said that “virtually everyone” who works in AI believes that machines will eventually overtake us: “The only real difference between enthusiasts and skeptics is a time frame.” Futurists like Ray Kurzweil think it could happen within a couple of decades, while others say it could take centuries.”

Everything You Know About Artificial Intelligence is Wrong
http://gizmodo.com/everything-you-know-about-artificial-intelligence-is-wr-1764020220
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The Guardian view on robots and humanity: passing Go

“There are uncountable things that only a human can do, and that no computer seems close to. The problem is that the purely human things are not economically useful to anyone. The things that computers can be taught to do are by contrast”

The Guardian view on robots and humanity: passing Go | Editorial
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/09/the-guardian-view-on-robots-and-humanity-passing-go
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Google as a Fortune Teller: The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism

Absolutely a key point !!

“When we eliminate uncertainty, we forfeit the human replenishment that attaches to the challenge of asserting predictability in the face of an always-unknown future in favor of the blankness of perpetual compliance with someone else’s plan.”

Google as a Fortune Teller: The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/debatten/the-digital-debate/shoshana-zuboff-secrets-of-surveillance-capitalism-14103616.html
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