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Thursday Amusement - from WIRED - Corrosive Shame
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Thursday Amusement - from WIRED
You had the widatw early, so have some Cylon instead...

British Govt. Report Anticipates Rights For Artificial Consciousness
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agentinfinity From: agentinfinity Date: December 21st, 2006 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think they're being a bit too optimistic there. Much as I would love to welcome our new robot/AI overlords.

I doubt we'll ever create true artificial intelligence, we understand the real thing too little and can only really comprehend it in metaphor.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 21st, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
But surely we'll get to the point where what we have created cannot be described in any other way - so the term bends even if it's not literally true?
agentinfinity From: agentinfinity Date: December 21st, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
But surely that would be more of an enbiggening excercise than a good use of terminology. "Well, we're never going to achieve what we want, so we'll not and say we have".

Unless it's just like what Mr Gibson said it would be, I ain't buying it ;)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 21st, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll worry when my PC has it's own Swiss bank accounts and is hiring mercenaries...
black_neon9 From: black_neon9 Date: December 21st, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
cant beat the old cylons :) cool stuff.
jackrivet From: jackrivet Date: December 22nd, 2006 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Am I the only one that Roffled at the Gaius Baltar line?

-J
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 22nd, 2006 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd be very surprised if you were!
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