014 Will Robots Replace Us?

What is the future of artificial intelligence? Will our new robot overlords wipe us out? Will we live in man-machine harmony and live in a futuristic utopia? Or will the bots just take our jobs and leave most of us homeless?

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Daemon by Daniel Suarez: https://www.amazon.com/DAEMON-Daniel-Suarez/dp/0451228731

The Three Laws of Robotics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Laws_of_Robotics

Who were the Luddites? https://www.history.com/news/who-were-the-luddites

CGP Grey: Humans Need Not Apply: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU

Ray Kurzweil on the Coming Singularity: https://futurism.com/kurzweil-claims-that-the-singularity-will-happen-by-2045/

Deep Blue beat G. Kasparov in 1997: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJarxpYyoFI

IBM’s Watson wins at Jeopardy https://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/science/17jeopardy-watson.html

Google’s AlphaGo AI beats world’s best Go player: https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/24/alphago-beats-planets-best-human-go-player-ke-jie/

Kurzgesagt – The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSKi8HfcxEk

AI Evolution Simulator: https://youtu.be/GOFws_hhZs8

MarI/O – Machine Learning for Video Games: https://youtu.be/qv6UVOQ0F44

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  1. Thomas Westbrook May 26, 2018 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    I for one welcome our new robot overlords.

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