Thursday, February 05, 2015

Computers Turn Good and Evil

Entertainment Weekly proclaimed 2015 the year that artificial intelligence will rule the (movie) world with talk of the Terminator reboot, the new Avengers movie Age of Ultron, where Ultron is an attempt at a good AI robot turned evil, and Chappie who saves the world. And then there is Ex Machina, where Domhnall Gleeson "must conduct a Turing test, the complex analysis measuring a machine’s ability to demonstrate intelligent human behavior, while wrestling with his own conflicted romantic longing for the humanoid."

Let's not forget the return of the Star Wars droids and the hacker movie Blackhat that has already come and gone. On TV we have new computer-based procedurals, one for adults (CSI:Cyber) and one for kids (Buddy: Tech Detective).

With Wired proclaiming AI Has Arrived, and That Really Worries the World’s Brightest Minds and Uber investing in technology to eliminate their drivers, what is the average person to think. Let me quote the famous philosopher Aaron Rodgers and say "Relax". We still control the technology, don't we?

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