" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

November 8, 2017

Playing Games and Not Passing Go?

I saw this news story above in my local paper the other day and what worries me is not that a computer can beat the world GO champion, it's the fact that whoever controls AI technology ... that's before it takes over running things for itself ... is how many games of Monopoly the controllers of the AI technology can win.
Could a robot do your job?
Artificial intelligence and automation are coming, so what will we all do for work?
"Musk—a fierce and long time critic of A.I. who once likened it to "summoning the demon" in a horror movie—said in a Twitter post that people should be concerned about the rise of the machines than they are.
Reacting to the news that autonomous tech had bested competitive players in an electronic sports competition, Musk posted what appeared to be a photo of a poster bearing the chilling words "In the end, the machines will win."
Musk, who is spearheading commercial space travel with his venture SpaceX, is also the founder of OpenAI, a nonprofit that promotes the "safe" development of AI.

His stance puts him at odds with much of the tech industry, but echoes remarks of prominent voices like Stephen Hawking—who has also issued dire warnings about machine learning."
Sounds like it may not be all fun and games in the not-so-distant future.
11.05.17 Episode 292: David Gill


  1. I always liked the witticism: "A computer is a machine that can make automatically mistakes that would take thousands of people working for a very long time to make manually."

    The problem isn't artificial intelligence, but artificial stupidity. Controlled by elites out of touch that may take ages to realize that their own mistakes and prejudices have been amplified to truly terrifying degrees.

    It's easy to use AI to manipulate people. It takes wisdom to realize that you yourself might have been manipulated, and therefore your own goals aren't anywhere near reasonable. Big Oil thought they could buy themselves more time with a good marketing campaign against climate change. What they actually got in the end was a USA president that, terrifyingly enough, believed the campaign.

    Skynet has already taken over, and not because it's self-aware, but because it isn't.

  2. All good points Photos...and pretty much the point I was trying to make in my post in a round about way.
    I was reading another news story about an AI machine its makers have dubbed 'Shelley' after the author of the horror story 'Frankenstein'.
    And it's task is to write horror stories like an AI version of the best selling horror authors such as Stephen King.
    To me that is a horror story in the making right there ironically enough.