THE SUPERHUMAN POWERS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - The Dogter is In

 
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30 October 2019 10:01
 

https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/10/training-dogs-to-sniff-out-cancer/

Consider the superhuman powers that robots of the future will have:

-  a (mechanical) sense of smell even more powerful than that of a bloodhound - able to detect medical conditions simply by ‘sniffing’ patients
 
  Will artificial intelligence have a sense of smell even more powerful than a bloodhound?  - “Though they lack noses, moths are expert sniffers. They detect odor molecules using their antennae instead of through nostrils.  Male giant silkworm moths have elaborate, feather-shaped antennae with hairlike scent receptors that allow them to detect a single molecule of a female moth’s sex hormone from 7 miles (11 kilometers) away.” -  https://www.livescience.com/21933-moth-week-facts.html

-  auditory abilities beyond that of bats - https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-05/which-animal-has-most-extreme-sense-hearing/

-  What will a robot of the future be able to hear?  https://northernwoodlands.org/outside_story/article/owls-winter-hunt

“An owl can hear a rodent moving up to two feet below the surface of the snow. And owls are able to hear prey move even as they fly toward it, allowing them to adjust their path in flight as necessary. Basically, owls perform instantaneous trigonometry as they hunt, changing direction based on shifting prey intelligence in mere milliseconds.”

Will the superhuman powers of artificial intelligence enable a robot to detect land mines before ‘stepping’ on them?  Able to identify the ‘face’ of every person on Earth and know all about them including their genealogical history? 

Before you start eating your salad, will your robot waiter be able to tell you how much pesticide and herbicide is in it?

When politicians speak, will AI in the microphone ‘beep’ whenever a lie is detected?  (or perhaps administer a shock to the liar, strong enough to make them jump?)

What do you think?  Other powers of artificial intelligence just around the corner?

[ Edited: 30 October 2019 10:08 by unsmoked]
 
 
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unsmoked - 30 October 2019 10:01 AM

When politicians speak, will AI in the microphone ‘beep’ whenever a lie is detected?

We don’t need an AI for that. Just watch their lips: if they’re moving, the politician is lying.

 
 
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Antisocialdarwinist - 30 October 2019 05:00 PM
unsmoked - 30 October 2019 10:01 AM

When politicians speak, will AI in the microphone ‘beep’ whenever a lie is detected?

We don’t need an AI for that. Just watch their lips: if they’re moving, the politician is lying.

What about when the politician thinks they are telling the truth?  Will AI ever be smart enough to see through that?  As AI gets smarter, will it start an ‘arms race’ in which lying politicians wear ‘jamming’ devices to foil the robot’s analysis?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/trump-pressed-on-the-environment-in-uk-visit-says-climate-change-goes-both-ways/2019/06/05/77c8750c-8717-11e9-9d73-e2ba6bbf1b9b_story.html

But the president blamed China, India and Russia for polluting the environment and said the United States was responsible for “among the cleanest climates.”

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/01/climate/us-biggest-carbon-polluter-in-history-will-it-walk-away-from-the-paris-climate-deal.html

The United States, with its love of big cars, big houses and blasting air-conditioners, has contributed more than any other country to the atmospheric carbon dioxide that is scorching the planet.

 

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31 October 2019 16:03
 
unsmoked - 31 October 2019 11:47 AM
Antisocialdarwinist - 30 October 2019 05:00 PM
unsmoked - 30 October 2019 10:01 AM

When politicians speak, will AI in the microphone ‘beep’ whenever a lie is detected?

We don’t need an AI for that. Just watch their lips: if they’re moving, the politician is lying.

What about when the politician thinks they are telling the truth?

That wouldn’t be a lieif it ever happened.

 
 
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01 November 2019 00:39
 

If you have easy access to the best available information and decide to ignore it in favor of your truth, that’s worse than lying.

 
 
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Twissel - 01 November 2019 12:39 AM

If you have easy access to the best available information and decide to ignore it in favor of your truth, that’s worse than lying.

AI as Whistleblower

Right.  Worse than lying.  AI will have access to the best, most recent, information.

For example, AI would know about the Ogallala Aquifer, and the states that depend on it.  http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/Oc-Po/Ogallala-Aquifer.html

AI would know all about the Keystone Pipeline - https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/31/us/keystone-pipeline-leak-trnd/index.html

 

 
 
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07 November 2019 12:08
 

He sees you when you’re sleeping
And he knows when you’re awake
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!  -  (verse from Christmas song)

In the Age of AI - PBS FRONTLINE -  watch 2-hour episode - https://www.pbs.org/video/in-the-age-of-ai-zwfwzb/

FRONTLINE

In the Age of AI
Season 2019 Episode 17 | 1h 54m 16s

From fears about work and privacy to a rivalry between the U.S. and China, FRONTLINE explores the promise and perils of AI. The documentary traces a new industrial revolution that will reshape and disrupt our lives, our jobs and our world, and allow the emergence of the surveillance society.