AI prophets envision humanlike intelligence within a few decades: not expertise at a single, specified task only but the flexible, wide-ranging intelligence that Alan Turing foresaw in a 1950 paper proposing the test for machine intelligence that still bears his name. Once we have figured out how to build artificial minds with the average human IQ of 100, before long we will build machines with IQs of 500 and 5,000. The potential good and bad consequences are staggering. Humanity’s future is at stake.Gnothi seauton, cautioned the ancient Greek proverb. And we are not really good at that.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
… Machines That Will Think and Feel - WSJ. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)