I'm not a big believer in AI and its ability to become self aware, but I just listened to Zach Leary on the latest 'Third Eye Drops' podcast -
Mind Meld 45| The Secret of a Million Myths with Zach LearyAnd then I see this news story about AI -
Artificial intelligence: Libratus machine beats humans for the first time in poker
"Libratus, an AI built by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), racked up over $US1.7 million ($2.2 million) worth of chips against four of the top professional poker players in the world in a 20-day marathon poker tournament that ended in Philadelphia on Tuesday..
While machines have beaten humans over the last two decade in chess, checkers, and most recently in the ancient game of Go, Libratus' victory is significant because poker is an imperfect information game — similar to the real world where not all problems are laid out.
The difficulty in figuring out human behaviour is one of the main reasons why poker was considered immune to machines."Hmm.