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Scientific American "There is no such thing as conscious thought", an interview, Rated B-

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/there-is-no-such-thing-as-conscious-thought/ 

Memory plays a key role.

lnattentive blindness.

And other views.

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Recommended: "Alphabet's DeepMind Lost $572 Million"   https://www.wired.com/story/deepminds-losses-future-artificial-intelligence/  14Aug19 A short read mentioning a few problems

Scientific American "There is no such thing as conscious thought", an interview, Rated B- https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/there-is-no-such-thing-as-conscious-thought/  Memory play

That won't stop, perhaps we should be more involved in these technologies ourselves. 

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"Alphabet's DeepMind Lost $572 Million"

 

https://www.wired.com/story/deepminds-losses-future-artificial-intelligence/  14Aug19

A short read mentioning a few problems with Al development, some hokey hype, but surprisingly, the cooling costs for the servers affects (and even controls) programming designs.

This is a good read for developing an individual's conceptualizations.

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I watched "Paradise or Robocaplyse" on dw.com

Mostly, it is "fill-osophy" --filling up time with little-to-no meaning chatter-- despite the program's claim there are "ethical questions" concerning the future of AI.

There was one apparent data point as it is not explained how this was calculated: that the human brain is 1 million times more performing than current AI but Al "develops faster".

 

Link:  https://www.dw.com/en/paradise-or-robocalypse/av-50022022 

 

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Two thoughtful reads.

1] In its wording, tone and graphics, this article deliniates several concerns and unnecessary worries over Al:

A 20 minute read:  https://futureoflife.org/background/benefits-risks-of-artificial-intelligence/  

Comment: this article does lack a couple of summarizing phrases.

2] Al conference indicates 'we' have hit an Al wall' in near term developments:  https://www.wired.com/story/sobering-message-future-ai-party/ 

Has investment graph.

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The whole AI thing is seriously overblown into yet another technological terror aka psyop of fake shock and awe for peoples' minds. There is only programming and any programmers know how hard a simple code can be to perfect let alone create a person with a mind like ours. "Ohhg what if we let the program decide honestly as it points a gun at us?!" Horrifying thought no doubt. Nice sci-fi topic too. Sci-Fi.

 

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l watched ~2hour BBC documentary Hyper Evolution: The Rise of the Robots  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRuBZLe8vfs 

This documentary is more Al than mechanical balancing acts. lt is a history back into the 1920s and comes forward -though skipping over the 60s and 70s to the 1980s to 2018.

A couple of items are: Harry May's 1934 robot ALPHA which was promoted in the film The Face of Things to Come and Time magazine.

Another is Grey Walter's "tortoise" which is a "double cell" environmental reactionary using only 'sight' and 'touch'.

The first two parts are quick paced and informative, while the last half-hour is mostly the presenters' summation of their impressions.

A good intro-history.

 

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This is a 'cool' read. About 15 minutes.

lf you ever wondered about building electronics for spacecraft or durability in general, this is a nice introduction.

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/475555/how-to-design-electronics-to-last-40-years-or-more 

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There are a few articles on Pichai's opinion, yet this one appears the best:

https://www.theverge.com/2020/01/21073682/ai-regulation-google-alphabet-ceo-sundar-pichai 

ln short (and my wording) few areas are in need of international standards and controls on uses.

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Limits to data storage:  Digital Memory Loss

The first five minutes of this dw.com Shift broadcast is quite informative, and a slower pace of info after that.

https://www.dw.com/en/shift-living-in-the-digital-age/av-53375348 

-- digital data is not designed to last very long.

 

OPINE as a Question: Then how long will Al be effective, usable and robots(mobile computers) relieable?

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This past week, dw.com has a SHIFT SPECIAL Cyber War on drones, robotics and lasers. lt has yet to be accessible online.

This, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5639954/

"Robot Wars: US Empire and geopolitics in the robotic age"

summarizes changes in (great game) power thinking centered around military power politics.

The article also identifies the word "empire" as "the term (which) significantly enriches our geopolitical and conceptual understandings of the looming robotic wars."

COMMENT: Robotic measures and counter-measures, anti-robot weapons integrated with anti-personnel/anti-material weapons. A 4-spaces effort (space,air,land and sea).

The article states "...robots will materialize a robotic US imperium."

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On 5/14/2018 at 10:06 AM, notme said:

I wonder, per automobile driver, which has more accidents, human or computer? I'm guessing computer for now, but not forever. 

The last statistics I read said that human had, on average, one care accident per million miles driven. That is an average, some people have an accident every month (lol) and some never have one. Its hard to do a comparison since there are very few fully autonomous vehicles that are actually on the road now, not test tracks. But that data that we do have suggests that even with the current technologies, self driving cars have much fewer accidents than human drivers, and the technology is improving daily. 

In a study of vehicle incident reports in California, Axios found that humans were at fault in the vast majority of accidents that occurred on the roads. The study, which spans 2014 through 2018, found that when the self-driving cars were in autonomous mode and driving on their own, 38 incidents occurred while moving.Aug 29, 2018

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Good Program and an easy watch. 26 minutes.

DeutscheWelle's Arts.21 "The Culture Magazine"

Al writing original music and computational completion of Mahler's 10th Symphony; Al drawing; and more.

https://www.dw.com/en/art-ai-the-power-of-machines/av-55596492

 

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"Warning . . . Warning"  as our 1960s hero, G.U.N.T.E.R., would say.[ https://www.lostinspace.fandom.com/wiki/Robot_(Original_Series_Role)  ]

And leave our 1950s hero, Robby the Robot of Forbidden Planet fame, absolutely speechless.

Nevertheless, Happy New Year is Here -->

https://www.cnet.com/news/see-boston-dynamics-robots-show-off-some-impressive-dance-moves/   3 minute video, worth a see lMH0

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You will own nothing but you will be happy.

Once in a while I get annoyed about the fact that I have no real privacy. Nowhere I can go and not be registered. I know that, somewhere, everything I do, think and dream of is recorded. I just hope that nobody will use it against me.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/worldeconomicforum/2016/11/10/shopping-i-cant-really-remember-what-that-is-or-how-differently-well-live-in-2030/?sh=7edff1011735


 

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On 3/20/2021 at 1:34 PM, hasanhh said:

l wonder if us guys could clandestinely place these in shopping areas so the gurls do not spend all my . . . errrrr . . . all our money.

Wow….truly amazing. Do you really believe the rest of us need your money? IDK about the others but as far as I’m concerned, you can keep your money to yourself.

TBH, it’s the least "frightening" video I could lay my hands on.

Here’re the more thought-provoking reads I found on the subject.

1. 2016 article (expriments on lab mice).

https://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/devices/neuroscientists-wirelessly-control-the-brain-of-a-scampering-lab-mouse

This kind of direct mind control once belonged in science fiction. But with the new technology of optogenetics we can use light to turn on brain cells and activate specific neural “circuits,” allowing us to observe the effect on an animal’s biology or behavior.

With optogenetic technology, we can turn neurons on and off as if they were transistors in a circuit.


 

2. A recent comment which might affect us, human beings. Just send some mRNAs to neurons with the instruction to produce luminopsins (LMOs) or take some DREADDs (Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated Designer Drug). No need for a physical implant into our brain.

AFEKT MEDIA Leslie Taylor20 days ago • edited

I work as a programmer writing code, algorithms for AI machine learning, and more recent projects in the brain sciences in biotech fields.

With innovation, we must keep our eyes on the potential disruptions that can occur as well. mRNA platforms enable the ability to include optogenetics to extract opsins- (light-sensitive proteins) which then can be delivered thru infections or injections. Vectors such thru novel Adenovirus’s that can include Luminopsins [LMOs]

These Luminopsins or LMO’s can allow manipulation of neuronal activity in the brain, externally.

There has been a vast increase in Optogenetics and chemogenetics programs.

Besides using modified Adenovirus, ( SarsCov-19 it certainly one of these) there is also DREADDs- Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated Designer Drugs has been used with marked success as well. Why is this all important? DREADDs allow us to be able to manipulate neurons without having to ever implant anything into our brains. Once the Opsins are inside us they can be expressed in eyes, brains, or skin to turn on or off neurons and manipulate behavior ( sudden fear, weakness, energy, or serve as an emotional feedback loop ). There is of course much potential in these for the advancement of medicines, while risks to our autonomy with potential biofeedback.

However, without taking the time to understand these novel platforms' security vulnerabilities, they will open a pandora box of a near-future where our brain's 8th sense of Interoception can be disrupted, remotely.

A terrifying fact that opsins react/activate via remote control by flashes of light or emf pulses. Much has been discovered about our little talked about, but all-important 8th sense of Interoception. This 8th sense plays a key role in how our brain projects control our internal body and organs, triggering conscious behavior and subconsciousness auto-pilot neuronal activities.

As a professional working in tech I understand its complexities make it difficult to engage the public. There are many important discussions not taking place in society. We are zooming into a new world, with its accelerated reset of a more digitalized world where technocrats can now rule by algorithms.

The greatest threat I believe is the disruption of our consciousness. Many are not aware of the many advancements in the brain sciences, ai, emergent intelligence and bio technologies that have abilities to manipulate our consciousness at the interoceptive sense level.

Our free will and our glorious creative capabilities that makes us human is at risk. Especially because our brains don’t have firewalls. ( at least not yet)

I am always upfront with my bias, that I currently believe that our consciousness can not be modeled computational- no matter how hard scientism wants it to be.

I have witnessed how fast the golden standards that postulates scientific discovery through its rigorous scrutiny and public peer review debate, can be quickly dismissed.

The loudest voices that the public can hear now across the world are the ones engineering humanity to propagate conditioning, that instills us to fear one another. This only further divide us away from human to human connections.

This benefits profiteers aims for more control over our greatest value- our human minds.

Now that the pandemic has triggered emergency use and rush to launch these novel mRNA platforms, and Without the usual best-practices timeframes we learned from installing payloads to machines, we have to be careful we understand that encoded Luminopsins can open up vulnerabilities to our consciousness.

After all, it’s our precious brains and the interoception that controls what's inside us that we must understand how to firewall before rushing thru beta installment without any discussions about bio-security risks.

Many are not aware of just how fast the arena of brain sciences has advanced - we have seen under 4 programs explode to over 200 in the last two decades. This does not include all the advanced ISC (Integrated Scientific Convergence ) programs over at DARPA this past decade.

I often share and remind myself that unlike machines, our brains do not have firewalls. At least not yet.

I have found a helpful video ( The clickbait title not so much ) that presents some important questions about Luminopsins [LMOs ] and mRNA platforms potential.

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/global-effort-silence-critics-great-reset/

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52 minutes ago, justAnothermuslim said:

Wow….truly amazing. Do you really believe the rest of us need your money? IDK about the others but as far as I’m concerned, you can keep your money to yourself.

Huh?  Your profile says youz a guy!

Can you recognize a comic quip?

Anyway, l read the article on Defender. More a tirade than elucidation. lt didn't clarify much of anything. l found it a propaganda piece for confirmational biases.

The origin of optogenetics is likely from the studies on the effects of flashing red lights on epileptics.

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