Rise of the machines: Google robots, Kurzweil's AI, and why self-aware machines will inevitably seek
In the brilliant techno-thriller fiction novel DAEMON by Daniel Suarez, a collection of clever computer scripts take over corporations, economies and entire governments. AI programs also activate and control vehicles, buildings and critical infrastructure, outmaneuvering the FBI, CIA and even the NSA at every turn.
The book is a great ride that's obviously written by a very well-informed information technology expert. But what if it's not fiction?
Earlier this week, AI expert Ray Kurzweil predicted that robots would "outsmart humans" by 2029. It's probably going to be much sooner, given that humans are currently suffering a rapid cognitive decline due to widespread water fluoridation (which even Harvard experts say causes lowered IQs), heavy metals contamination of the food supply, and of course the IQ-cannibalizing broadcasts of MSNBC and CNN.
As much as Kurzweil seems somewhat loony for his ideas about "merging with the machines" and uploading your mind into a supercomputer, he's not someone who can be readily dismissed, even by his skeptics. He's obviously a very intelligent individual, and he's been right about a great many things in the history of technological achievement. When Kurzweil publicly predicts robots will out-think humans by 2029, we'd better take note."
By 2029, computers will be able to do all the things that humans do. Only better," reports The Guardian in an interview with Kurzweil.
Kurzweil is a top executive at Google, the very same company which has been on a robotics buying spree, purchasing top military-level robotics companies for billions of dollars.
Recently, for example, Google purchased Boston Dynamics, the company whose creepy, Terminator-style robots already have "human stalking" algorithms which are politely described as "follow the leader" games. See the company's "Petman" humanoid military robot prototype in the video.
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