Sunday, July 26, 2009

Some Scientists Modify Views on Singulartiy

Tom Mitchell, a professor of artificial intelligence and machine learning at Carnegie Mellon University, said the February meeting had changed his thinking. “I went in very optimistic about the future of A.I. and thinking that Bill Joy and Ray Kurzweil were far off in their predictions,” he said. But, he added, “The meeting made me want to be more outspoken about these issues and in particular be outspoken about the vast amounts of data collected about our personal lives.”

Read the entire story in the NY Times at:

Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man

Also check out the long list of reads and resources at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence's page on ethics and technology.

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