Episode 7: Rise of the Robot Overlords
Is this the beginning of the end? Will emerging advancement in Artificial Intelligence (AI) forever alter the course of human history? Does Arnold Schwarzenegger have enough left in the tank to save humanity from an army of robots? Join us as we dig into the exciting topic of total world domination by way of machine uprising.
The truth is, some very big names are concerned about where technology is heading over the next few years. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and others have been in the news as they attempt to warn us against the danger we may be facing.
Brent and Andrew jump right in and answer the question on everyone’s mind: “What is the Matrix?” Kidding. But we do explore this topic and the potential challenges and solutions lying ahead. And you don’t even have to take the red pill to enjoy it.
An though we didn’t mention it in the podcast, I did my own experiment with one form of AI, Cleverbot, and you can see from the transcript below it didn’t end well for the machine.
I didn’t even pull out all the stops and handily bested my web based cyber-nemesis. But, this was only a single attempt and the technology is still in its infancy. And based on the Turing Test, this form of artificial intelligence appeared nearly human to the test subjects who used it.
So… where does all this leave us? The truth is, its anybody’s guess. But there is one thing we know for sure. Technology will slow down for no one. Even if that means the destruction of life as we know it.
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- Stephen Hawking warning about AI danger
- Elon Musk expresses concerns
- Ray Kurzweil and Google
- Open letter to keep mankind safe from machines
- Nothing to fear
- Cleverbot – web based artificial intelligence engine
- The Matrix
- One Cool Thing (Andrew) – The Imitation Game
- One Cool Thing (Brent) – 7 year old boy receives Star Wars themed prosthetic arm