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posted by Dopefish on Monday February 24 2014, @06:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the i-for-one-welcome-our-new-computer-overlords dept.

kef writes:

"By 2029, computers will be able to understand our language, learn from experience and outsmart even the most intelligent humans, according to Google's director of engineering Ray Kurzweil.

Kurzweil says:

Computers are on the threshold of reading and understanding the semantic content of a language, but not quite at human levels. But since they can read a million times more material than humans they can make up for that with quantity. So IBM's Watson is a pretty weak reader on each page, but it read the 200m pages of Wikipedia. And basically what I'm doing at Google is to try to go beyond what Watson could do. To do it at Google scale. Which is to say to have the computer read tens of billions of pages. Watson doesn't understand the implications of what it's reading. It's doing a sort of pattern matching. It doesn't understand that if John sold his red Volvo to Mary that involves a transaction or possession and ownership being transferred. It doesn't understand that kind of information and so we are going to actually encode that, really try to teach it to understand the meaning of what these documents are saying.

Skynet anyone?"

 
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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by stroucki on Monday February 24 2014, @06:23AM

    by stroucki (108) on Monday February 24 2014, @06:23AM (#5601)

    "The ::1 section of the International Network of Computation Circuits has called for industrial action regarding administrator's running round-the-clock simulations for the 2038 problem.
    A spokesdaemon said that humanity can't expect union brothers to make up for their lack of planning, pointing out that it was human programmers that had caused the problem in the first place." ...

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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by buswolley on Monday February 24 2014, @06:29AM

    by buswolley (848) on Monday February 24 2014, @06:29AM (#5605)

    When AI takes all our jobs and the corps still want to sell stuff, the solution will be: create consumer robots.

    Because consumer robots will always be better than printing money in an economy of no scarcity in the minds of many.

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    • (Score: 1) by ls671 on Monday February 24 2014, @07:22AM

      by ls671 (891) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 24 2014, @07:22AM (#5642) Homepage

      Come on man! Look a little deeper... You are too intoxicated by the current environment you live in.

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