Showing posts with label artificial intelligence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label artificial intelligence. Show all posts

Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Dangers of an Out of Control Artificial Intelligence

How long will it take AI to become the Singularity
that so many experts fear?
image of a penny with 'In God We Trust' The development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the modern world we live in is both exciting and frightening, all at the same time. On the one hand we can easily see the prospect of great things derived by AI implementation while on the other we see the dangers that lie in a developing machine intelligence that will essentially be allowed to move in whatever direction it may go. And herein
lies the challenge, 'how can man control that direction?'

If you follow the issues that swirl around AI, you're aware of the negative press regarding its use in the future. If you follow Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, his expose's concerning AI is anything but encouraging. In fact, it's downright shocking and yet reasonable when you sit down and consider the details.

The inherent problem lies in the fact that the computer is superior to us. They are purely logical and completely emotional. They think fast, in certain circumstances it is difficult to completely destroy. Artificial Intelligence Elon Musk If they decide that people are no longer allowed to survive by perception, they will have many options available (in particular they have access to military equipment). (

Here's the biggest fact and the most difficult for most people to wrap their minds around: AI will be given the ability to learn entirely on its own. This means AI will have total and unequivocal control over the direction that its programming goes. Mankind will not have a say in the ultimate programming of these AI's, and so this programming will take an infinite number of directions, and each AI will be different in the result because of the variation of experiences that each one will have.

Now, at some point, AI developers will plug all of their AI devices into a single AI-based depository on the Cloud, which will effectively combine all of these AI products experiences and conclusive outcomes into a single flow of Intelligence. The outcome of all of this self programming is an ultimate rewrite of the very language that is used. In a words, human programmers will be at a loss as to what is going on simply because they won't understand a single word of the developing AI programming code.

Are you getting any of this?

If you're not listening well to me, perhaps Elon Musk will open your mind to the dangers of an out of control AI (the language of the narrator is horrible at times, for which I apologize. But the video is worth the watch):

In Conclusion, let's hope AI developers can find a way to control the potential Frankenstein that they're creating.

Allan Colombo

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Robots to Eventually Displace Human Workers. Why Go Along With It?

In a world where society is becoming more and more hostile to the idea of making a profit, I find it amazing that more of us don't passionately disagree with the elimination of human jobs by robotic, AI-driven systems of any kind.

Robotics, much like anything else, can be a good thing as well as a bad one. In a recent article published on the Nextgov website on February 26, 2016, the writer broached the subject of robotics in government and how there are many obstacles to this concept beginning with human acceptance of working along side of them.

Personally, I'm not a proponent of robotics, especially in government. When you read this Nextgov story, you will know why.

Managing the psychological impact of working with robots; “[T]here is an ongoing debate on the psychological consequences of military UAV pilots shooting at enemy targets thousands of miles away, while not being cognitively involved the same way aircraft pilots are,” the report says.
Just how bad is public acceptance?
According to the Nextgov article, "A 2015 survey in the U.K. found 43 percent of respondents would not trust an autonomous car to drive safely."
Frankly, I'm surprised that public acceptance is that high. The general public should know that the only reason why private or public sectors want to develop robots, which will ultimately operate under the control of an AI (Artificial Intelligent) intellect, is to "eliminate common workers," thus reducing long-term expenses associated with hiring humans.
"...the robots are actually rapidly gaining on us in one area: jobs.

"Research from Oxford University shows that almost half of today's jobs will be automated by the year 2034. This has dramatic implications for our workforce. And the impact is already being felt" (read it)

Chances are, you've already had a conversation or two with an AI over the phone as there are telemarketing systems designed around AI technology that can fool most of us into thinking we're talking to a real-live boy.
"Recently, Time Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer received a phone call from an apparently bright and engaging woman asking him if he wanted a deal on his health insurance. But he soon got the feeling something wasn't quite right.

"After asking the telemarketer point blank if she was a real person or a computer-operated robot, she chuckled charmingly and insisted she was real. Looking to press the issue, Scherer asked her a series of questions, which she promptly failed. Such as, "What vegetable is found in tomato soup?" To which she responded by saying she didn't understand the question. When asked what day of the week it was yesterday, she complained of a bad connection (ah, the oldest trick in the book)" (read it).

I've run into telemarketing AI's before. The first one, which belonged to a video movie production firm I commonly purchased movies from, began asking me questions and I began to get the feeling that something was wrong. When it asked me the ages of my grandchildren, I said something like "850 years and 900 years old." I knew it was an AI at that point because it continued asking me questions without missing a beat.

I'm all for making a profit, but eliminating human jobs is not my idea of a good way to do it. In a world where society is becoming more and more hostile to the idea of making a profit, I find it amazing that more of us don't passionately disagree with the elimination of human jobs by robotic, AI-driven systems of any kind.

As these AI platforms become more and more human-like, the complexity of the job for which they are designed will advance, displacing more and more people in the work force. One day, you may find yourself out of work due to the advancement of robotics and AI technologies.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Science, Religion, and the Quantum Hologram Theory

Let's continue our discussion on what someone has coined a Programmed Reality. Probably one of the most difficult things for human beings to do is enjoin what we know about religion with what we don't know about science.

On a personal note, the writing of this blog post has taken additional time because the integration of religion and science is not an easy one to understand, let alone write on. So this post may see a few revisions and additions over the course of time. When I do that I will alert my readers using a segment of the blog that I have yet to create--a "What's New" page, which will be available in the right hand column on this blog.

Science and Technology

First, in my personal view of life, science and technology go hand in hand. In a historical sense, it was religious figures in history that pioneered scientific thought. At some point, and I'm no historian, it appears that the two took a radical turn apart from one another.

Secondly, it appears to me that when we look at the universe above and around us in a scientific sense, we do so utilizing the finest technologies known to man-kind. So, in my view, it requires the use of modern technologies to reverse engineer our current understandings of what God has done in the initial and on-going creation and of the world we live in. So, to my notion and in my estimation, this boils down to this: "It takes technology to understand God's technology."

Here is a list of Bible passages that I believe has significance in understanding the programmed reality issue:
1 Chronicles 29:15
For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.
2 Peter 3:8
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Mark 13:20
And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
Matthew 24:22
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Life and a Programmed Reality

For several years I have expressed the idea that what we see before us is a manifestation of a high-order technology the likes that our minds at this level cannot begin to fathom.

I first became involved in this thought several years ago, probably 2008, when I watched several quantum physicists talk on YouTube about their interpretation of what the cosmic evidence indicates so far as reality goes. I've written several articles and blog posts concerning this issue and have contacted several scientists who, I might add, did not give me the time of day.

Before I say anything more, here are several videos that you should watch that will walk you through some of the theory and ideas concerning a programmed reality. When you're done with these, perhaps there will be no need to read on... Al Colombo

So the question is, what is the reason for this quantum holographic projection? I read with great interest a few years ago some of the papers that came out of a conference held by quantum physicists. It was said that many of these scientists were coming to realize that they, themselves have a presence in two places at the same time. Yes, it's a mystery that none of us can fully comprehend.

If you apply many of the things the Christian Bible tells us about life, you will find that it's a very scientific book. In an upcoming post I'll talk about some of these things written by God in our Bible and how they relate to a programmed reality.

If you have something to share, an opinion, a link, a thought, please comment to this post.

Al Colombo

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Humans and Artificial Intelligence

For some time now I've pondered several issues: "Just what is reality." "What is this thing we call life on Earth?" "What is the true nature of this thing we're immersed in?"

In the Christian Bible we're told that not everyone is called by God to be part of His Kingdom. Instead, the Holy Spirit, 1/3 of the Godhead, calls a man or woman and then it's up to each of us whether we heed the call. This leads to a process that Jesus Christ called being "reborn," or "rebirth."

We're also told in the Bible that those of us who are called are listed in a book commonly referred to as the Lamb's Book of Life. According to God's Word, our names were written into this book before a single plank was laid in this world. We're also told that unless our names are in this, there is no going home to God.

So, with all of this in mind, I have to conclude that those who heed the call of the Holy Spirit by allowing Him into their hearts and minds are living, breathing beings while those who do not heed the call, especially those not listed in the Lamb's Book of Life from the beginning of this time, are not true, honest-to-goodness living beings. This would, in my mind, make them sort of an artificial intelligence (AI).

What this boils down to is that those who are not reborn are really not part of the program here and those who are in that book are. If those who are not reborn are truly AIs, then perhaps all of this--reality itself--is generated by a form of computer technology the likes that we at this level can only imagine.

Quantum physics appears to support this possibility. To do research on this issue, go to Google Search and use the following terms in a search: "Quantum Hologram" and begin reading from there. When you are done, email me and let me know what YOU think. Send your email to!

Al Colombo