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To be clear although one of these articles deals with AI in the context of religion that is not the issue intended for any discussion. Please refrain from talk of personal beliefs, doctrine etc.. The real issue is given where AI is going(AI killer drones) should there be questions of limits being put on it? There are some sounding warnings from experts about possible dangers, do those have valid basis or just Luddites fearing/fighting change? What about the Bing chatbot that said some questionable things? We all know the scenario of out of control robots has been around for some time in science fiction, could there be real merit to it? What about those developing it, are their intentions honest and ethical or could some of them have ideas that might not be completely as they're saying? Could it open the door to an ultimate intellectual elitism where many if not most people aren't needed or wanted. What about the fans, what leads some people to want to turn over leadership/control of one of the most personal aspects of life/humanity to AI?

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-...ll-humans-artifical-intelligence-2023-11?op=1
https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/30/media/artificial-intelligence-warning-reliable-sources/index.html
https://www.theguardian.com/technol...i-want-bings-ai-chatbot-unsettles-us-reporter
https://interestingengineering.com/culture/church-of-ai-makes-a-comeback-after-two-years
 

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Whether a techie programs it or it learns on it's own who wants to let AI judge things like who's mentally fit enough to own a firerarm or when a self defense shooting is legit or not?
 

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Whether a techie programs it or it learns on it's own who wants to let AI judge things like who's mentally fit enough to own a firerarm or when a self defense shooting is legit or not?
Or, as an example, who has bought their allowed amount of beef for the month from the on-line [only] grocery stores that are popping up. Jack Bee. see link
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AI is the new buzzword in marketting. Everything is AI, Artificial intelligence will make you rich, AI will reduce your workload, etc etc. Its all crap really. What semi legitimate AI we do have is still very much limited by its design, and the costs associated with that. For example:

ChatGPT is technically artificial intelligence, however, it is not "intelligent" in the same means that you and I are intelligent. It is not sentient. It is, however, a program that has been exhaustively trained to use a program to string together the correct words to describe a very expansive data set. It works well, and has helped me recently with some stuff in school, but it has its shortcomings.

For example, I use it to help generate outlines for my research. I can tell ChatGPT to "give me a timeline on the inventions of John Moses Browning" to which I receive:
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Looks accurate, and likely is. But, I have caught it making errors, especially in math. But what I get is a solid basis to research for a presentation or paper, and some basic points that I can expound upon. For math, I can ask it some questions or give it a problem, asking for the steps and theory of how to solve said problem, and I can get the problem broken down for me into easy to understand and follow steps, where I do the math myself. Easier and better than asking my unhelpful professors for help.

Is AI gonna take over the world? I doubt it. At the end of the day, its simply a dictation machine for most people. Is it hazardous for those of us who dont know how to differentiate reality from the digital world, or for those who don't want to take responsibility for making bad moral decisions (like AI controlled weapons).

Fun bit of info, AI is expensive to implement. ChatGPT, a relatively simple AI, was "trained" by harnessing the power of a data center. GPT3.0 cost just a little under $4.6 million dollars to train. Think about that next time someone says their $5 phone app has AI and will revolutionize your life. The 10,000 Nvidia Processing cards used to train the programs language model cost roughly $15,000 a piece in 2020. The newest generation cards run anywhere from $20k-50k from what I have seen.
 

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I just got a new set of Hearing Aids from the VA yesterday that employ Ai.
They said it takes awhile for the algorithm to function properly, so I'm in the wait and see mode.
 

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