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Yes, it's inevitable, and we better be quite careful or they will supersede us. 4 40.00%
Probably, but if handled with care, we can work together as partners. 3 30.00%
Probably not, since human beings are so special. 1 10.00%
Other (please specify). 2 20.00%
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:15 PM
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Red face Scientists Worried that Machines May Outsmart Mankind

It's the old Frankenstein fear. But this time, it may have some scientific basis.

Please read the following and take this pleasant poll. Thank you.

http://www.theage.com.au/world/scien...0726-dxhi.html
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What poll?

(shrug) Anyway, if the machines take over... maybe they'll be better at it than we are... (nick of time, too!)
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What poll?

(shrug) Anyway, if the machines take over... maybe they'll be better at it than we are... (nick of time, too!)
You posted before I was able to complete the poll!

...Or perhaps it was the Internet server that did it!
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...Or perhaps it was the Internet server that did it!

Say it ain't so!

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Say it ain't so!

It IS so!

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What kind of timeframe are we talking about? I don't think we are anywhere near having to worry about AI being able to duplicate what people do. I think self-driving cars are great, but that isn't really intelligence.

I'm leaning toward the "other" option but I haven't voted.
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What kind of timeframe are we talking about? I don't think we are anywhere near having to worry about AI being able to duplicate what people do. I think self-driving cars are great, but that isn't really intelligence.

I'm leaning toward the "other" option but I haven't voted.
Within the next fifty years or so.
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I put other, only because we are still in the driver's seat and can still decide what our future looks like.
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My biggest question about machines gaining AI is whether they "think" because their programming tells them to or whether they do it on their own accord. I would think there is a major difference between doing something because your programming tells you to do it under certain conditions and doing something because you want to.
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My biggest question about machines gaining AI is whether they "think" because their programming tells them to or whether they do it on their own accord. I would think there is a major difference between doing something because your programming tells you to do it under certain conditions and doing something because you want to.
Is it that different than us, millions of years of evolution have lead to a type of programming of it's own in us. We all develop our cognitive abilities in early child hood in the same ways along the same path. A big train of thought in AI development now is to pattern it after early cognitive development. In other words, teach an artificial system how to learn like a human does.
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