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Comment: Re:What it takes AI to become deadly for us (Score 1) 227

by heteromonomer (#48826343) Attached to: An Open Letter To Everyone Tricked Into Fearing AI
The new /. caused some formatting problems in previous post. So reposting with better format.

1) I have seen arguments floating around that AI may be intelligent but it won't have the motivation. It doesn't have the will to survive or to kill you. This argument is short-sighted. All it takes is to create an objective in the code: to survive at all costs. After all we are machines with survival objective.

2) If it has the ability to assemble others like itself. That creates a survival advantage also, though then it becomes a danger only if condition 1 is met. But 1 and 2 can make it comparable to another species. The first life was molecules, and those molecules that reproduced and survived became us.

3) Even with 1 and 2, the traditional computers may not really be able to best us for a while. But the arrival of quantum computing is certain to change that. Our brain is after all, a quantum computer.

Comment: What it takes AI to become deadly for us (Score 1) 227

by heteromonomer (#48825849) Attached to: An Open Letter To Everyone Tricked Into Fearing AI
1) I have seen arguments floating around that AI may be intelligent but it won't have the motivation. It doesn't have the will to survive or to kill you. This argument is short-sighted. All it takes is to create an objective in the code: to survive at all costs. After all we are machines with survival objective. 2) If it has the ability to assemble others like itself. That creates a survival advantage also, though then it becomes a danger only if condition 1 is met. But 1 and 2 can make it comparable to another species. The first life was molecules, and those molecules that reproduced and survived became us. 3) Even with 1 and 2, the traditional computers may not really be able to best us for a while. But the arrival of quantum computing is certain to change that. Our brain is after all, a quantum computer.

Comment: An F for not buying Waze (Score 2) 90

by heteromonomer (#47743237) Attached to: 3 Years In, a "B" For Tim Cook's Performance at Apple
Seriously, that single purchase would have made Apple maps superior to everything Google Maps offered till then, and way better than any GPS even today. Couldn't spare some change eh apple? As an iPhone user I constantly find myself using Google Maps. Apple maps on its best day can't hold a candle to where Google Maps was three years ago. And now after buying Waze and integrating it only half-way, Google Maps is already miles ahead. Buying Beats instead of something everybody would use every day. Yeah, smart move, Apple.

Comment: Re: looser immigration laws (Score 1) 303

Caught you lying. There is something called a prevailing wage requirement. It is set by the government (USCIS) which sets it based on the actual average prevailing wage for that job description (and makes sure it is higher than the average). Secondly, no H1-B works for less than $70k unless he/she is a post-doc at a university (which I can tell you, is truly slave labor, my wife is one). But. I guess it's wrong to let facts get in the way of your pet notions.

Comment: Re:I like the idea (Score 1) 292

by heteromonomer (#44734375) Attached to: Lockbox Aims To NSA-Proof the Cloud
Very interesting. To a non-computer science person like me, this is actually mind blowing. Could you provide some (1-2) nice references for this? (Yeah I know, I could Google, but it has been my experience that when I am looking for scientific literature, Google is not comparable to a person in the field). Thanks.

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