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Old 11-11-2017, 04:22 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Dave View Post
I'm not bothered in the slightest about the idea that computers will become conscious and enslave the human race because according to most professional researchers of consciousness studies, AI becoming conscious isn't possible.
That's not really the problem when you realize that one programmer could control vast swarms of tiny insect-like robots, each with the power to kill, and the ability to move and turn swifter than humans could comprehend.

As to being conscious. Machines don't have to be conscious to learn. A program that can program, and thereby add code to its programming would still not be conscious, but it would definitely be able to respond to new situations as if it were conscious.

I wouldn't discard this so easily. If a visionary like Musk takes it very serious, maybe try to see what he's seeing.

Master said nothing about this, - why would he? - but he did say that the 1951 movie The Day The Earth Stood Still would come true.
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