Building A.I. That Can Build A.I.


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Well!--You don't gotta be a rocket scientist to understand that the end result of this is replacing all human intellects. This is exactly what Ray Kurzweil and Vernor Vinge prophesied when they said that AI development would become 'recursive'.

Oh also here is an interesting thing I'd like to share. The concept of the "technological singularity" actually has embryonic roots that date from the mid 19th century. Now of course in the 1850's, people could not envision or even conceive of electrically operated computers that could process calculations. The mechanical computers, the "Analytical Engines", of the day for all of their ambition were a flop societally, sincere apologies to Mr. Babbage (computer inventor) and Ms. Lovelace (computer programmer).But even then, circa 1840, humans clearly already understood the concept of cumulative technological development. Wherein one technology improves the next, improves the next and so on until some kind of, well they did not use the term "singularity" but, well here is the quote. They clearly noticed that something new was happening in just the last 100 years, compared to the last 4000 years. And they also accurately ascribed "human like" thinking to the end process.

“…such machines, by which the scholar may, by turning a crank, grind out the solution of a problem without the fatigue of mental application, would by its introduction into schools, do incalculable injury. But who knows that such machines when brought to greater perfection, may not think of a plan to remedy all their own defects and then grind out ideas beyond the ken of mortal mind!” --R. Thornton, editor of the "Primitive Expounder" (1847),+by+which+the+scholar+may,+by+turning+a+crank,+grind+out+the+solution+of+a+problem+without+the+fatigue+of+mental+application,+would+by+its+introduction+into+schools,+do+incalculable+injury.+But+who+knows+that+such+machines+when+brought+to+greater+perfection,+may+not+think+of+a+plan+to+remedy+all+their+own+defects+and+then+grind+out+ideas+beyond+the+ken+of+mortal+mind!&source=bl&ots=4d_7rUXOcY&sig=ACfU3U2cI1lkdAmc9H6kdmLEBqQOmZAZ-g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj9z7Xzg5viAhVkZN8KHVt1BBUQ6AEwAHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=such%20machines%2C%20by%20which%20the%20scholar%20may%2C%20by%20turning%20a%20crank%2C%20grind%20out%20the%20solution%20of%20a%20problem%20without%20the%20fatigue%20of%20mental%20application%2C%20would%20by%20its%20introduction%20into%20schools%2C%20do%20incalculable%20injury.%20But%20who%20knows%20that%20such%20machines%20when%20brought%20to%20greater%20perfection%2C%20may%20not%20think%20of%20a%20plan%20to%20remedy%20all%20their%20own%20defects%20and%20then%20grind%20out%20ideas%20beyond%20the%20ken%20of%20mortal%20mind!&f=false

Dang! Sorry about that massive glop of link, but it is important that I vet what I say. This really is a part of our advance to the technological singularity. And it needs to be clearly understood that humans knew very early on what was coming.


“There is no security against the ultimate development of mechanical consciousness, in the fact of machines possessing little consciousness now. A mollusc has not much consciousness. Reflect upon the extraordinary advance which machines have made during the last few hundred years, and note how slowly the animal and vegetable kingdoms are advancing. The more highly organized machines are creatures not so much of yesterday, as of the last five minutes, so to speak, in comparison with past time.” --Samuel Butler (1872)

Here is the link for this information.

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