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The Guardian
Saturday February 06, 2016 @ 01:18:39 AM mt

Artificial Intelligence: Gods egos and Ex Machina



Even with its flaws, last years Ex Machina perfectly captured the curious relationship between artificial intelligence, God and ego. A tiny change in its closing moments would have given it an intriguing new dimension.

Its taken me a year and a several viewings to collect my thoughts about Ex Machina. Superficially it looks like a film about the future of artificial intelligence, but like most science fiction, it tells us more about the present than the future; and like most discussion around AI, it ends up reflecting not technological progress so much as human egos. (Spoilers ahead!)

Artificial intelligence is one of the most narcissistic fields of research since astronomers gave up the geocentric universe. A central conceit of the field has long been that creating human-like intelligence is both desirable and some sort of ultimate achievement. In the last fifty years or so, a chain of thinkers from von Neumann to Kurzweil via Vernor Vinge have stretched beyond that, to develop the idea of the Singularity a point at which the present human-led era ends as the first super-human AIs take charge of their own development and begin to hyper-evolve in ways we can scarcely imagine.

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oregonlive
Saturday February 06, 2016 @ 12:13:08 AM mt

Seaside police officer shot while serving warrant; officer and suspect taken to hospitals



The Oregon State Police said in a news release early Saturday morning that it wouldn't confirm the condition of the officer, who was shot at about about 9:20 p.m. Friday while serving a warrant in downtown Seaside.

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The Daily Herald heraldextra.com
Saturday February 06, 2016 @ 12:07:46 AM mt

Boys basketball: Lone Peak tops St. Joseph



Lone Peak 68, St. Joseph (NJ) 61: At Highland, Frank Jackson had 32 points, going 12-of-24 from the floor, and added 11 rebounds to lead Lone Peak (16-4) past St. Joseph of New Jersey in an ES

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PressTV News Videos
Saturday February 06, 2016 @ 12:26:34 AM mt

UK Sweden must now implement UN verdict




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Unravel Travel TV
Saturday February 06, 2016 @ 06:13:01 AM mt

125 Years Of ABB - Unravel Travel TV




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PressTV News Videos
Saturday February 06, 2016 @ 12:26:34 AM mt

Terror hysteria in France to force constitutional changes




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The Oregonian
Saturday February 06, 2016 @ 12:27:12 AM mt

English Gardner At The House Of Track




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PressTV News Videos
Saturday February 06, 2016 @ 12:26:34 AM mt

Spanish government coalition talks fail




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The Daily Herald heraldextra.com
Saturday February 06, 2016 @ 12:07:45 AM mt

Timview boys hoops survives test at Timpanogos



OREM The Timpview boys basketball team broke open a defensive slugfest in the third quarter and the Thunderbirds did enough in the final period to snuff out a rally and earn a 59-48 Region 7

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cleveland.com
Saturday February 06, 2016 @ 12:45:02 AM mt

East Tech girls claim third straight Senate League crown




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