Monday, May 25, 2015

Chappie, how could you?

Wired reports that scientists worry about smart computers.

 “We recommend expanded research aimed at ensuring that increasingly capable AI systems are robust and beneficial,” the letter states. “Our AI systems must do what we want them to do.” Thousands of people have since signed the letter, including leading artificial intelligence researchers at Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other industry hubs along with top computer scientists, physicists and philosophers around the world.

yeah, signing a letter will stop sociopaths.


One reason I enjoy Niell Blomkamp's films is that he doesn't place the film in a fake feeling South LA like Hollywood, but in a third world slum that actually looks like a third world slum.

and although this makes the film seem like "robocop goes wrong" it is closer to "A.I. meets the crips".

And the ending makes one wonder if you could really transfer people's essence into a robot. Would it be the same as transferring a soul, or more like transferring the personality and memory to an artificial intelligence (as in the Dead Lady of Clown TownLady Panc Ashash)

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