The Catularity?
Bill Quick

Google acquires AI pioneer DeepMind Technologies | Ars Technica

Google’s first public venture into deep learning combined the efforts of some of its foremost scientists: Angrew Ng, Jeff Dean and Ray Kurzweil. Together with their research partners, the trio developed a computer network that simulated a brain’s neuronal network and set it upon images on the Internet. The inevitable result was that the system taught itself how to recognize pictures of cats.

Well, I suppose that figures, given how much weight cat pictures exert on the internet:  15% of All Internet Traffic is Cat-Related

Here’s what worries me, though. It is said that the creation of true artificial intelligence or, more accurately, true machine intelligence, will usher in the Singularity.

But what if these first machine intelligences, their minds marinated in the doings of the Internet, come to perceive cats as being in charge?

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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The Catularity? — 7 Comments

  1. But what if these first machine intelligences, their minds marinated in the doings of the Internet, come to perceive cats as being in charge?

    And when those AIs take over? Well, what goes around comes around, I guess. The cats will be gods again.

    Again? Oops. My bad.

    Georgia says, “All is proceeding as I have foreseen…”

  2. But what if these first machine intelligences, their minds marinated in the doings of the Internet, come to perceive cats as being in charge?

    I don’t understand this, what’s your point — cats ARE in charge.