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?