The Chinese government has an AI survelliance system that uses +20M cameras and facial recognition to track citizens behavior and monitor criminals. They officially named it: “Skynet” – because of Terminator.
In 1982 Xerox management watched a film of people struggling to use their new copier and laughed that they must have been grabbed off a loading dock. The people struggling were Ron Kaplan, a computational linguist, and Allen Newell, a founding father of artificial intelligence.
Facebook created two AI chatbots to converse with one other, only to shut them down when they began speaking in a language they had created for themselves.
In 2011, when Jeopardy!’s 74-game champion Ken Jennings lost in an exhibition match against IBM’s Watson AI program, he wrote under his final response “I for one welcome our new computer overlords”.
Facebook artificial intelligence robots were shutdown after they started talking to each other in their own language.
An artificially intelligent robot once told it’s creator that it will keep humans “in a people zoo”.
Joseph 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.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is used to train the artificial intelligence in self driving cars due to its photorealistic graphics and its ability to produce a wide variety of realistic driving situations.
in the late 80s the Dalai Lama said people might be reincarnated as AI; “I can’t totally rule out the possibility that, if all the external conditions and the karmic action were there, a stream of consciousness might actually enter into a computer.”