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Will robots overtake humans by 2100 ?


Posted on Thursday, 9 May, 2013 | Comment icon 34 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Are we heading for a future in which artificially intelligent computers will exceed our capabilities ?

The concept that we will be overtaken by machines is nothing new, the idea has been proposed in numerous forms in films and media for years. But how likely is it that computers will become more intelligent than humans and is it really possible for a computer to exceed the intellectual capabilities of the human brain ?

While some present day computers are capable of performing specialized tasks better than a human such as playing chess, the limited AI of our time falls a long way short of matching even the intelligence of a 7-year-old in terms of common sense, vision, language and intuition. We would need to see some significant leaps forward in computer intelligence before the scenarios proposed in movies such as 'The Matrix' and 'The Terminator' could ever come to pass.

"The idea of super intelligent machines may sound like the plot of "The Terminator" or "The Matrix," but many experts say the idea isn't far-fetched."

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Comment icon #25 Posted by FlyingAngel on 10 May, 2013, 14:03
Maybe they already have taken over Yeah. Think about what can you do without internet, smartphone, television and a car for a day. I think that we don't need robots to be as smart as Einstein, we only need laborious robots which can replace human in a field, feeding pigs, etc... to increase productivity. Once we resolve the food problem, there is no famine and food price is practically nothing, we can move on to the comfort subject.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Frank Merton on 10 May, 2013, 14:49
I see no progress in computers or robots toward sentience, let alone mind. They remain at the insect level of responding reflexively through pre-programmed reactions to external stimuli. That a merging of human and machine will tend to occur, where we will be able to do complex math with machines wired into our heads or quickly look up facts or determine our exact location on the planet, seems likely, but not that the machines will begin to replace or even supplement our minds.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Sundew on 11 May, 2013, 1:10
Sorry to troll with a one word response but.... NO! Looking spiffy there, Chubb!
Comment icon #28 Posted by Sundew on 11 May, 2013, 1:18
In Frank Herbert's Dune he envisioned a world where computers were suspect and mankind had instead trained specialized humans (Mentats) as living computers. If only the average brain could be trained to such a level.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Zerocoder on 12 May, 2013, 20:41
Only stupid company would build artificiall intelligence without installing kill switch in the base of their programming & asimos laws of robotics and of course they have to think humans are their superior
Comment icon #30 Posted by Marcin on 30 May, 2013, 5:09
no it will not because it has been proven that not even the most most advanced and expensive super computer in the world is better than the human brain nor as more complex either.while some people believe this to be the future i don't there are many people and etc that think otherwise and have proof.yeah we will go into a new era but i will be a spiritual one not one filled with machines and etc.so no i don't fear these soulless machines nor their abilities and etc.they may be many things but they will never have one thing that humans and livings have and that is a soul and feelings real feeli... [More]
Comment icon #31 Posted by the L on 20 June, 2013, 21:43
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2344398/Google-futurist-claims-uploading-entire-MINDS-computers-2045-bodies-replaced-machines-90-years.html Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, believes we will be able to upload our entire brains to computers within the next 32 years - an event known as singularity.
Comment icon #32 Posted by Michelle on 20 June, 2013, 21:51
Oh dear, I don't want to know that much about most of the people who inhabit this earth think. UM is scary enough for me.
Comment icon #33 Posted by _Only on 20 June, 2013, 21:57
According to the guy the article is following, we will become immortal by compiling copies of our minds into a computer. No, whatever that thing is will be immortal. I'm still in here.
Comment icon #34 Posted by StarMountainKid on 20 June, 2013, 23:19
How accurate will the digital copy of our brain be inside the computer? There is a story, "The Jewel", by Greg Egan, where a tiny computer is inserted inside the brain at birth that absorbs all brain functions. When one becomes an adult one can choose to live with the "Jewel" instead of the brain (which is scraped out of the skull). Since the "Jewel" is immortal, one can insert it in clones when the original body wears out. The protagonist in the story worries if the "Jewel" is an exact enough copy of his mind. He's in love with a certain woman, but when he finally undergoes the change, he fin... [More]


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