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I mentioned that I ended up pushing off some of our leaf raking duties on my brother over the weekend. As it turns out, he had his revenge, as he managed to pass along some sort of cold to me. Besides avenging the labor imbalance, this also serves to suggest I should just leave well enough alone, as when I got a cold a few months back I mentioned it had been over five years since I'd had one, but after blabbing about that, have since caught two more. Thankfully, this seems mild so far, so here's hoping it stays that way.

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9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2012, 20:22 Sepharo
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 20:20:
AI/neural nets, machines building machines, etc. have all been around for a good while now

Excuse me, what????? When did we create an AI? No, Watson doesn't count. Nothing yet developed comes remotely close to displaying the cognitive capabilities of what is popularly considered "true" AI. Short of a spontaneous breakthrough, Skynet is a long ways off.

I believe that's what the slash is for.

I wonder if they're also going to be studying the "grey goo" aspect.

edit: Wait Creston is bemoaning this research being conducted at "Centre for the Study of Existential Risk" ?

I'd say robot uprising / grey goo is probably pretty high on existential risks. I mean, I would expect that to occur before the Sun expands.
 
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