The Future of Computer Intelligence Is Everything but Artificial
Computers are already smart, just in their own ways. They catalogue the breadth of human knowledge, find meaning in mushroom clouds of data, and fly spacecraft to other worlds. And they’re getting better. Below are four domains of computing where the machines are rising.
I’m just waiting for the computer chip system that allows us to consciously use more of our brain than we already have.
I don’t know what we’re going to do about automation, economically, socially and psychologically. There are a lot of people who will lose their jobs, their livelihoods and their abilities to participate in the economy, without having the requisite number of jobs to employ people.
Unless we figure out an effective, reasoned, and ethical (but not necessarily “fair”, because no one is going to agree on that definition) way to ensure that people are able to participate in the economy and have a purpose in life, we will face a considerable amount of grief, misery, destitution and possible violence against humans and machines for competition over these jobs. Those who have the appropriate skills, know-how and will to work will find a shrinking job market, as even higher level jobs get overtaken by machines. This leaves the vast majority of the population out of work, unable to make a living and unable to get a job due to a sheer lack of work available. They will still have sex (as a matter of fact, they may have more sex and more chances of having children), they will still get sick, get old, die and in the meantime, be have their needs and wants to attend to.
Tis a scary time when robotics, computers and machines will take over most of our jobs. What will we do when that happens?
Think about it.
See on www.wired.com