Joseph Weizenbaum, one of the founding fathers…

josephweizenbaumJoseph Weizenbaum, one of the founding fathers of Artificial Intelligence, later became one of it’s leading critics when he found his secretary getting very emotionally involved with ELIZA, a chatbot that he himself programmed. Driven by a script named DOCTOR, ELIZA was capable of engaging humans in a conversation which bore a striking resemblance to one with an empathic psychologist.

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In an experiment, a Google A.I supercomputer was given free access to the Internet…

In an experiment, a Google A.I supercomputer was given free access to the Internet and the ability to examine the contents of the network. There were no restrictions or guidelines, the powerful super intelligence was simply allowed to explore the entire human history and experience. And what do you think this supercomputer has chosen out of all this wealth of information? It began browsing though images of kittens.

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