Humanity’s Shared Future with Artificial Intelligence: Just How Awful Will It Be? Or Not.

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“How will humanity respond when confronted with the sickening knowledge that networks of self-evolving computing machines, self-bred, self-replicating AI corporate conglomerates, with aggregate IQs which are the equivalent of 3,375 or more, begin quietly restructuring the world to fit their own needs for the next 500 million years? Will humanity even realize that such an event is happening, when or if it occurs?”  – Screenshots news blog 

> It’s 2039 in Seattle Washington. AI computer engineer John Ross wakes up one morning after spending a late night at the corporate AI lab, where he is the director of R&D, uploading new financial growth and budget cutting algorithms into the company computer, Gill.  Arriving at work, Mr. Ross discovers to his dismay that not only is he locked out of the corporate campus [ none of his eye scans or palm scans work ], but he has been deleted from the Seattle payroll and relocated to the Sydney Australia branch, soon to be working on a part-time basis only.  No human being took this action.  Gill’s upgrade from last night endowed the thinking machine with the prerogatives to take all reasonable actions which would bring the company’s projected 4th quarter profit margins into line with original projections from late 2038. She took several simultaneous actions overnight, based on her upgrade, laying off 4,000 Seattle area employees, including her creator, Dr. John Ross. She also ordered a moving van, bought airline tickets for John and everyone in his family, disconnected his electrical and internet service, cancelled his garbage pick-up, emailed every contact in his address book a press release with the news, and called his wife while she slept, delivering the jolting news via voicemail, in a lilting electronic monotone, followed by “We’re sorry to see you go. Don’t forget to be at John’s going away party today at 2pm on the 3rd floor lounge.” By the time Dr. Ross figures out what has taken place, he learns about his own going away party for his departure to Australia on his smart watch company news alert, delivered orally from his wrist while he is still trying to get into the building.

Last night’s show on Coast to Coast Radio show sampled the broad gamut of possibilities that AI [ artificial intelligence ] presents for humanity, both wonderful and dire, as most AI scientists now believe we have a tenuous window of less than 40 years before thinking, self-updating, even possibly self-replicating AI machines achieve levels of intelligence that surpass that of humankind by a factor of one thousand times or more. Seriously.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

“Artificial Intelligence is the ability of a computer or other machines to perform actions thought to require intelligence. Among these actions are logical deduction and inference, make decisions based on past experience, solve problems with insufficient or conflicting information and  artificial vision.  AI is frequently used to  improve solutions and attack problems that may not be solvable using standard methods.”

This potentially bizarre new reality is bearing down upon humanity at an alarming rate of speed. Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Physics at Cambridge, Dr. Stephen Hawking recently authored an article on AI for The Huffington Post and had this to say about the urgent need to address recent developments in AI:

“Artificial intelligence (AI) research is now progressing rapidly. Recent landmarks such as self-driving cars, a computer winning at Jeopardy!, and the digital personal assistants Siri, Google Now and Cortana are merely symptoms of an IT arms race fueled by unprecedented investments and building on an increasingly mature theoretical foundation. Such achievements will probably pale against what the coming decades will bring.

The potential benefits are huge; everything that civilization has to offer is a product of human intelligence; we cannot predict what we might achieve when this intelligence is magnified by the tools AI may provide, but the eradication of war, disease, and poverty would be high on anyone’s list. Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history.

Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks. In the near term, for example, world militaries are considering autonomous weapon systems that can choose and eliminate their own targets; the UN and Human Rights Watch have advocated a treaty banning such weapons. In the medium term, as emphasized by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee in The Second Machine Age, AI may transform our economy to bring both great wealth and great dislocation.”

Based on the comments of the four distinguished guests on last night’s Coast Radio show, we are VERY unprepared as a species for the possibility of our eventual, even possibly accidental, AI induced displacement as the most intelligent creatures on the planet. How will humanity respond when confronted with the sickening knowledge that networks of self-evolving computing machines, self-bred, self-replicating AI corporate conglomerates, with aggregate IQs which are the equivalent of 3,375 or more, begin quietly restructuring the world to fit their own needs for the next 500 million years? Will humanity even realize that such an event is happening, when or if it occurs?

According to Dr. Susan Schneider, it may – in fact – be all but undetectable. Elon Musk has been worried enough about such prospects that he recently set aside 10 million dollars to fund AI research which would avert such catastrophes.

“If we build these devices to take care of everything for us, eventually they’ll think faster than us and they’ll get rid of the slow humans to run companies more efficiently.”  – Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

Extended commentary and interviews were given by four well known AI experts: James Barrat, Dr. Susan Schneider, Kevin Warwick and Fumiya Lida. See http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2016/01/17

2029-2038: The AI Pandora’s Box Begins to Open

To state that the human race is presently unprepared for the immediate potentialities of emergent AI thinking machines may turn out to be the understatement of the century, that possibly being the LAST century in which an organic, soul incarnate, carbon based biological ‘organic’ species has predominance over the earth with all it’s natural assets and treasures. There are any number of imagined ‘AI worst case scenarios’, [ one such fictional ‘AI worst case scenario’ was played out at the beginning of this post ], but it is the UNIMAGINABLE series of potentially disastrous computing events which might ultimately be the unraveling of humanity’s position at the top of the intelligence food chain.

Both James Barrat and Dr. Schneider stated last night in their interviews that at least 52 nations around the world are actively pursuing AI as a battlefield option, specifically either AI enhanced human super-soldiers, or AI battlefield robots which would be programmed to make a kill WITHOUT consulting a human engineer or supervising officer. These are very alarming developments. This week I’ll be posting a whole series of reports on where we stand with current military applications of battlefield AI. Please feel free to share them, as we need to raise more public awareness of what is happening. It’s time to encourage more robust public debate and conscientious examination of the spiritual, moral and ethical implications of emergent AI.  Before humanity chooses to race off the cliff with AI technology, shouldn’t we at least build some proper parachutes?

AI Firms, Research Labs, Movies, Links

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2016/01/17

http://www.jamesbarrat.com/

http://schneiderwebsite.com/Susan_Schneiders_Website/Research.html

http://www.kevinwarwick.com/

http://mi.eng.cam.ac.uk/Main/FI224

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-dominant-life-form-in-the-cosmos-is-probably-superintelligent-robots

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/super-intelligent-ai-could-wipe-out-humanity-if-were-not-ready-for-it

http://www.trollhetta.com/?page_id=25

http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-machines-creator-takes-us-inside-the-worst-case-sce-1567848696

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/42862/elon-musk-ponies-up-10m-help-prevent-robots-slaughtering/index.html

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/44215/wozniak-future-scary-very-bad-humans-regards-ai/index.html

Tags: earth post-biological reality, computational speed thresholds, AI, artificial intelligence, James Barrat, Susan Schneider, Kevin Warwick, Fumiya Lida, mechatronics, SETI Institute, quantum computing, MIT, Google AI program, NASA, Princeton University AI research program, super-intelligence, encoding moral principles, future computing issues, super-computing issues the future, super intelligence issues, alien extraterrestrial AI, artificial general intelligence open source technology, machine consciousness, encoding moral principles into early generation AI machines, UC Berkeley, DARPA AI research, time travel, the grandfather paradox, space-time continuum, military applications AI, AI brain enhancement, Google AI labs, Facebook AI labs, Amazon AI labs, IBM AI labs

[ Introductory AI ‘Dr. John Ross worst case scenario’ concept copyright Screenshots News Blog, 2016, All Rights Reserved in Perpetuity. 🙂 ]

What If North and South Korea Went to War? The Query Has No Answer, Because the Answer is Too Terrible to Consider.

The query presented in the first video below is rolled about, and facts are stated by the narrator for the record, but the query is never actually answered in the video clip. It cannot be answered. There are too many unthinkable, yet entirely plausible possible scenarios which could rapidly unfold in response to even the first two or three days of a war between North and South Korea. Millions upon millions of precious innocent souls could die during the first 24 hours of a war between North and South Korea.

The list of possible ‘unthinkables’ regarding North Korea are almost too numerous to even attempt to consider. The recent Clinton / Obama era foreign policy response tactic of “ignoring” North Korea has proven to be a complete failure, resulting in the morbidly obese growth of Kim Jong Un’s nearly psychotic hubris, until we have now come to the next unthinkable moment – the possibility that North Korea may have detonated a small hydrogen bomb underground on January 6th 2016. Ignoring the crazy little fat man is no longer working, and it was never the right way to handle the threat.

There are also too many other potential dire unintended exploding political chain reactions from hell which could also begin to cascade rapidly into the picture, once war broke out, which really cannot be answered adequately, as only God knows how those options might play out. Any war between North and South Korea would very quickly escalate into a most terrible yet proxy confrontation between China and the USA, an utterly awful and soul debilitating scenario, which has already played out once before in lesser form, during the Vietnam War era from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. We all know how that ended. It was an absolute fiasco for our country. 58,000 American men and women died for nothing, absolutely nothing, other than the foolish hubris of 3 consecutive American presidents who did not know how to finish what had been started, and feared losing face on the world stage more than they cared about those precious American lives. Not to mention the tens of thousands of innocent South Vietnamese who died in vain.

I see NO SCENARIO where North and South Korea go to war which would NOT escalate into US involvement on the South Korean side, since we are their committed allies. North Korean backer and prime ally China would be pulled into the conflict almost inevitably. With four nations now involved, possible escalations could array themselves in any number of scenarios. Iran is an ally of North Korea. So is Syria. Saudi Arabia is a sworn foe of Iran and Syria, but a close friend of Turkey. India hates Pakistan and Pakistan hates her back. Both are nuclear armed nations. ISIS psychosis sits squarely in the dark hole center of the Mideast, ready to be armed by black market nukes smuggled in from North Korea. Turkey secretly arms Syrian rebels and hates Russia. Russia is furious with Turkey and supports Assad and wants to rule the Mideast and own her oil. Turkey is in the way. EVERYONE wants the Mideast oil. China needs it badly. ISIS wants to invade Great Britain. They have already terrorized France. Mighty little David vs. Goliath Israel sits squarely in the middle of all this mess which is ready to ignite at any moment. We live in a hair-trigger world, often nearly deranged by the ongoing stress of it all.

And so it goes and so it goes. Funny. The video clip didn’t mention any of that. That’s because it’s a question that cannot be answered, and no amount of studying the pieces on the chessboard can solve the riddle. It’s a prepper’s nightmare for all of us, all over the world. Even so Lord Jesus, come quickly.

 

Tags: world war three scenarios, war north south korea, nuclear armed nations, global instability, US foreign policy failures, US allies, South Korea, North Korea, Asia, China, saber rattling Asia tensions rising, Mideast flashpoint ISIS Iran Syria

 

 

#BREAKING: North Korea Claims to Have Detonated a Hydrogen Bomb: 5.2 Artificial Earthquake Recorded

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1.6.2016

A hideous ‘Happy New Year’ from the lunatic regime in North Korea came late on the evening of 1.5.2016, as the fascist hermit kingdom made claims aired on state television of having detonated their first hydrogen bomb underground, causing serious alarm around the world. US officials were quick to cast dispersion upon the announcement, stating it was doubtful the detonation had actually taken place. Such comments make many US citizens wonder whether their own government now have their collective  heads placed so deep in the sand that they may as well be dead, since they behave as if the event did not happen.

Meanwhile, back in actuality, a 5.2 Richter Scale “artificial earthquake” has been detected in North Korea, as discussed by citizen journalist and high tech patriot weatherman DutchSinse in the first video below. Notwithstanding the far-reaching political and destabilizing implications of such a reckless act, the sheer worldwide environmental and health ramifications resulting from detonating such an enormous device might take years to fully understand.

It is my urgent hope that world leaders will cease their ineffective but typical tactic of “ignoring North Korea” as a containment policy and begin fully embracing the fact that the regime of Kim Jong Un represents a dire threat to world peace, much more so than ISIS ever will.

The list of possible ‘unthinkables’ regarding North Korea are almost too numerous to even attempt to consider. The recent Clinton / Obama era foreign policy response tactic of “ignoring” North Korea has proven to be a complete failure, resulting in the morbidly obese growth of Kim Jong Un’s nearly psychotic hubris, until we have now come to the next unthinkable moment – the possibility that North Korea may have detonated a small hydrogen bomb underground on January 6th 2016. Ignoring the crazy little fat man is no longer working, and it was never the right way to handle the threat.

In the world of “most heinous” possible scenarios, should North Korea decide to sell such arms to Iran or ISIS, the probability that WW3 will become a reality may coalesce a little bit more. Now is NOT the time to continue to “ignore North Korea.” I can only pray our world leaders fully grasp that fact.

The UN Security Council quickly condemned North Korea’s actions and called an emergency session to discuss the development, if the event did actually occur. People on the street in South Korea who were interviewed expressed grave concerns, understandably. A hydrogen bomb detonated in South Korea could potentially kill or maim millions. The US military also keeps a permanent security force of about 20 to 30,000 forces stationed in the region. I’ve been scrambling to aggregate reports on this event all morning. Here’s what I have thus far:

Tags: North Korea, Hydrogen bomb North Korea, hydrogen bomb test north korea january 2016

 

Need More Proof the Obama Administration Secretly Created ISIS? Here It Is.

“Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is often more outrageous and sinister as well.” – Screenshots Blog Author

Tags: Iraq, ISIS, Obama presidency, bloodless coup’ of Barack Obama, usurping of the American presidency, Mideast, secret US military operations Iraq, myth of ISIS, false flag fake terror group ISIS

The Rise of ISIS, Explained in Six Minutes: Videos

This concise and easy to follow video report created by YT news channel VOX follows the bizarre twists and turns of recent Mideast history and loosely sketches out key events which culminated in the formation of ISIS. I have filled in some of the critical blank spots in the VOX video by adding some related videos which I feel are very important to digest as well.

It would be safe to say that our own US government did their fair share to help create this awful octopus of death to coalesce in plain view of the world when they released about 30-40 hardened terrorists from Abu Graib prison in 2011, right before our troops withdrew from Iraq. That decision turned out to be one of the most spectacular post-battlefield miscalculations ever carried out by the US military in modern times, and can be traced directly to the recent ISIS inspired terror attacks in Paris and San Bernadino CA.

Cited from the LA Times news website:

San Bernadino: An even bigger attack was planned

“Two federal sources told The Times that before the shooting and their subsequent deaths, the couple was in the final planning stages for an assault on a separate building or location “with a lot more people inside,” possibly at a nearby school or college. They based that assessment on data from digital equipment recovered from the couple’s Redlands home, all of which was smashed in an attempt to hide their activities.”

Allowing terror brain Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi and his cronies to be released from Abu Graib prison in 2011 as we were leaving Iraq was a monumental misstep by the US military, all carried out under the command of an extreme Left Wing presidency led by Barack Obama, who has little if any military brains at all. He is now repeating the same foolish blunder by insisting we continue with plans to close Guantanamo Bay prison and release terrorist prisoners held there since post 9-11 back into their native locales. Already some former Guantanamo Bay prisoners released back to their native Yemen have resumed terror activities almost immediately.

“Only a fool leads a nation in this manner. It is now most urgent that we elect a strong conservative leader with an astute military mind, someone who knows how to keep trained terrorist killers bent on destroying the West and killing Americans behind bars for the rest of their natural lives, where they belong, away from society, and separated from others of like mind who could plot more attacks together.” – Screenshots news blog author 

If you want to know how ISIS was allowed to grow to such a size and threat that even an American born Muslim living in San Bernadino California could be inspired to gun down his work peers by this death-cult, look no further than the Obama White House, who stood by and allowed the cult of ISIS to grow from a seed group of released Abu Graib prisoners in 2011, into what it has become now, a threat to the entire civilized world. Barack Obama’s presidency has not only been a catastrophe for American national security, it has been a catastrophe for the national security of the entire western world. The debauchery of his presidency cannot end fast enough. What a tragedy for the American people to have to endure eight years of this blind, arrogant, foolish man.

Related Video Reports

In the video below, photo analysis reveals that US senator John McCain was recorded sitting in the same room with none other than ISIS leader “Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi” [ his PR name as ISIS leader] in 2014, in a so-called secret meeting, which was later reported on by CNN. No matter what kind of inane justification for this meeting that CNN reporters could muster, there is no excuse and no justification for something like this, unless it is well understood inside the US White House that our own intelligence agencies created and fully control the “fake” Mideast terror group known as ISIS. Our corrupt US government is involved in activities which I consider to be criminal and it has to stop.

Tags: history of ISIS, Mideast ISIL, US military created ISIS, Abu Graib prison 2011, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, Barack Obama failed presidency, Paris terror attack 2015, San Bernadino terror attack 2015, rise of ISIS Mideast

 

 

Mike Adams: ‘UFO’ Video-Recorded Over Los Angeles Was a Thermonuclear Missile Launch

11.21.2015 #BlacklistedNews

This video is part one of a 4 part video produced by Mike Adams, reporter for Health Ranger. After you listen to there should be links that come up for the rest of the other parts.

Cited:

Published on Nov 8, 2015

The launch of a Trident missile (thermonuclear weapons platform) over Los Angeles is the US Navy’s warning to China and an effort to prevent escalation into World War III.

www.TalkNetwork.com

True or False? ISIS Training Camps Located 8 Miles from USA Texas Border in Mexico

11.20.2015  #BlacklistedNews

Updated every 2 hours:

Originally published on April 15, 2015

Researchers at Judicial Watch have uncovered an ISIS training camp just 8 miles from the United States border, in the Mexican State of Chihuahua.

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/201…

Is there actually an ISIS training camp located just eight miles away from our southern border in Texas, close to El Paso? I don’t like this report, I find it just too hard to believe, and I would love to prove it false. I am posting the videos below, and in the meantime I am looking for more evidence to corroborate whether the report is factual.

Everything I have learned to date is posted and linked to in this report, which will updated as I learn more. The majority of available news reporting on this issue is coming out of the Alex Jones YT Channel, which has nearly 1.2 million subscribers. If the story is true, then it ought to be getting urgent media coverage by at least 8-10 other credible news outlets. I’d like to add that it ought to be a felony to suppress news reporting that an ISIS training camp is located in Mexico, just my opinion. If this all took place, and not a single US media outlet reported the news to the American people, way back in October of 2014, then there has been a “bloodless media coup” in this country and we ought to be as furious as any time in American history since the assassination of JFK.

By the same token: if the story is false, then Alex Jones news reporting should withdraw their video reports and post a correction. Here’s what residents of the Mexico town purported to be the location of the camp had to say about it:

Only On ABC-7: Anapra, Mexico residents, US congressman debunk ISIS training camp rumor

To their credit the Alex Jones people have been all over this story, which received the most attention in April of 2015. They sent a man into Anapra Mexico, which is near the purported location of the ISIS camp:

Original video reports of the purported ISIS camp in Mexico:

Islamic State operating in Mexico just 8 miles from U.S. border: report

Report: With Cartel Help, ISIS Crossing Border From Mexico

Cited: “The sources also told the government watchdog that human smugglers working for Mexican drug cartels were helping ISIS operatives cross the U.S. border into New Mexico and Texas. Moments after its release, the Judicial Watch report sparked headlines across the United States and around the world. And while government sources were quick to issue official denials, considering the troubling facts behind the rise of ISIS and the U.S. government’s well-documented relationship with some Mexican drug cartels, it would hardly be surprising if the seemingly unrelated forces were cooperating.”

October 18th 2014: JW Confirms: 4 ISIS Terrorists Arrested in Texas in Last 36 Hours

Cited article re-posted:

“Islamic terrorists have entered the United States through the Mexican border and Homeland Security sources tell Judicial Watch that four have been apprehended in the last 36 hours by federal authorities and the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen and Pharr.

JW confirmed this after California Congressman Duncan Hunter, a former Marine Corp Major and member of the House Armed Services Committee, disclosed on national television that at least ten Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) fighters have been caught crossing the Mexican border in Texas. The veteran lawmaker got the astounding intel straight from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Homeland Security agency responsible for guarding the 1,933-mile southern border.

“If you really want to protect Americans from ISIS, you secure the southern border,” Hunter proclaimed on a national cable news show this week. “It’s that simple. ISIS doesn’t have a navy, they don’t have an air force, they don’t have nuclear weapons. The only way that ISIS is going to harm Americans is by coming in through the southern border – which they already have.” The three-term congressmen went on: “They aren’t flying B-1 bombers, bombing American cities, but they are going to be bombing American cities coming across from Mexico.”

In late August JW reported that Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources confirmed to JW that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

Back then intelligence officials said they had picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according JW’s sources. “It’s coming very soon,” confirmed a high-level government official who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” Two days after JW’s report ran, Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, implemented increased security measures. The Department of Defense (DOD) attributed the move to vague “security assessments” and the constant concern for the safety of military members, families, employees and civilians.

However, military experts told JW that the increase in security indicates that Ft. Bliss is a target. Military installations in the U.S. only make changes to security measures when there are clear and present threats, according to retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, former commander of the Army’s elite Delta Force who also served four years as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. “That means they’re getting a threat stream. Ft. Bliss had to have a clear and present threat,” Boykin said. Following that news, federal law enforcement sources in El Paso revealed that U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke telephoned the area offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) in an effort to identify—and evidently intimidate—sources that may have been used by JW to break the ISIS in Juarez story.”

Only On ABC-7: Anapra, Mexico residents, US congressman debunk ISIS training camp rumor

Texas officials:  “No credible information to confirm Judicial Watch report on Islamic State” in Mexico

Cited: “As we have stated many times, an insecure border is certainly a vulnerability that can be exploited by criminals of all kinds, and it would be naive to rule out the possibility that any criminal organization would not look for opportunities to take advantage of security gaps along our international border,” Mr. Bodisch wrote.

“That said, DPS does not have any credible information to confirm statements reported by Judicial Watch regarding terror training camps in Ciudad Juarez,” he continued. “I spoke to the Director of Investigations for Judicial Watch this afternoon, and while they were confident in their sources, who are reported to be members of the Mexican Army and Mexican law enforcement, they had no additional information to support their assertions.”

Mr. Bodisch then cited two past border reports from Judicial Watch that neither Texas DPS nor the “intelligence community” could confirm. Those reports included an August report that Islamic State militants were in Ciudad Juarez and planning attacks on Fort Bliss and an October report that federal agents detained four Islamic State terrorists in McAllen and Pharr, Texas, The Blaze reported.”

Tags: US border crisis, USA national security, ISIS training camps Mexico rumor, USA homeland security, terror threat ISIS

5 Muslim Foreign Nationals Arrested On Ohio Turnpike, Iraqi, Syrian Refugees Caught at Southern US Border

Our southern border is too porous. Refugees from both Syria and Iraq have been caught crossing into the United States via our southern border and the national security threat is real and imminent. Today I located these reports:

The warning signs have been reported in the media for more than a year, regarding the real national security threat of ISIS sleeper cells inside the United States. These reports take on a very urgent tone in the wake of last week’s terror attacks in Paris.

 

Tags: US national security threats, USA border control, illegal immigration from Mideast, Syrian refugee crisis, sealing southern USA border, border control, homeland security issues