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Artificial intelligence is real. It is evolving right now.
The last post started to discuss the subject of artificial intelligence. I would like to emphasize that AI is all over the place. Your smartphone is bursting with it. It is used in medical diagnoses, movie recommendations, and speech recognition. The Queens College computer science department offers an artificial intelligence course, right alongside computer graphics and software engineering.
In other words, a form of AI is already here. Much of what we call intelligence already exists in computers. This is a reality we have to deal with.
Should we be worried?
At the end of last post, I linked to an article from Tim Urban at Wait But Why.
If you’re even a tiny bit interested in the future of artificial intelligence– and who isn’t?– you should read this. It’s a funny, thorough, and well-researched take on the topic.
The scary part is that Tim Urban thinks AI will singlehandedly determine the future of the human race. I think to an extent, he’s probably right.
What do you think? Do you agree with the article? Let me know in the comments.