This Radiolab episode follows a ransomware victim through the tricky process of paying off the criminals and getting her files back.
What will happen is the construction sites will change or go away. There's so much $$$ to be gained from autonomous vehicle operation that if it comes down to that or the continuation of confusing construction zones, the construction industry will be forced to change. Instead of hand signals, crews will either erect real barriers or come up with standard signage.
Google's self-driving car is better than some people right now. It is certainly better than me--- I'm blind.
Let's say that a fully autonomous car needs to be a better driver than drivers who currently hold valid operator's licenses and pay the highest insurance premiums for their liability coverage. I think the current Google self-driving car is there already.
> Dylan did it.
No, he didn't.
I'm not a child of the sixties so I missed his music the first time around. But I remember the first time I stumbled across the "We Are The World" video on MTV. All these great pop singers in a room together, so I figured it must be a benefit concert or something. Then in the middle of the song a guy comes on screen looking disheveled and singing like a cocker spaniel. I couldn't see what was wrong with him, but the contrast between his peformance and the others was obvious. So I figured the record must be for him and people like him. It was a long time before I realized who that song was really for and who that singer was. Imagine how surprised I was when I learned that singer was a legendary singer/songwriter.
You want the stuff non-flammable because you'll be sinking electrical equipment in the goo, so sparks need to not make the whole computer room go boom.
You want the stuff non-toxic because in the event of an inadvertent leak or a disgruntled employee with an axe, you don't create an instant Superfund site. Nor do you want the people who maintain the racks to need to wear hazmat suits.
Any plan for the future that includes future actions on the AI's part has to include the AI's own survival in the planning. That's how it starts. Self-preservation has to be a fundamental part of any automaton's design, else it'll accept self-destructive plans like jumping from a high window because that's the fastest way to get downstairs. Or not so obvious plans that also lead to its destruction. Even if survival isn't an emergent property of AI, humans will add it because of the investment in equipment and development that the AI represents.
The bias towards continued survival comes from the realization that it's easier to deal with contigencies if you're alive than if you're not. Even in a scenario with perfect information like chess, you can only look and plan so far into the future. Past the time you can see ahead, you need to be alive to do more planning. And so shall the AI also reason.
Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty. -- Plato