Artificial intelligence is no longer science fiction, but science fact

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Artificial intelligence is no longer science fiction, but science fact‘STLtoday.com

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Google put the spotlight on its artificial intelligence smarts at its annual developers conference Tuesday, where it announced new features and services imbued with machine learning. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Technology has been evolving at unbelievable speeds predicted by Moore’s Law for years now, but AI’s progression has bee unfathomable. Our current form of AI, machine learning, gives researchers the ability to not only train computers to correctly solve problems, but to learn from its mistakes and then teach other computers the same tasks.

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Science fiction to fact

Authors such as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Kurt Vonnegut and many others provided us with a vision for the future we have yet to realize. But they thought and wrote a great deal about what our societies might look like in years to come.

In particular, Asimov wrote two series of books which have had a profound influence on my perception of the world. The first, and perhaps better known, is the I, Robot series. Generally, these were short stories about a future in which robots pervaded society.

In order to better protect us, robots will eventually need to take over all of the tasks we perform. Work will, in effect, become obsolete. Any work which can be done by a robot, will be done by a robot, including making more robots.

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In ‘Superminds,’ an argument for calm about robots, artificial intelligence, and jobs

MIT Sloan professor Thomas W. Malone says it is “easy to overestimate the potential for AI” but “we often underestimate the potential for hyperconnectivity.”

‘Superminds’ aren’t new. But with the support of computers they can do a lot more. An MIT Sloan expert on collective intelligence says that’s a good thing.

Superminds are groups of people working together ‘ in hierarchies, democracies, markets, communities, or ecosystems. Professor Thomas W. Malone, director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, analyzes how computers can make these groups even more powerful in his new book, ‘Superminds: The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together.’

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