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kstaron
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6/25/2015 | 11:45:42 AM
expressing doubt
I wonder if the reason we like them better when the robots express doubt, is that is shows it is thinking through the process not just doing a calculation. I wonder if I would trust my Garmin more if it started to say "turn right in 500 ft, I think." (Actually in its case I just want it to tell me while I can still make a lane change.)

I'm not sure when I will really trust AI. In the games I play bad AI on the character's part usually leaves me saying thing unfit to print.
impactnow
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6/23/2015 | 7:57:45 PM
Re: AI
I don't think robots are that far away, they have been used for years in manufacturing and other repetitive tasks.3D coupled with interactive self service can make robots more of a reality. While they can always be prone to hacking all of our technology in use is prone to hacking, this shouldn't delay their development and evolution.
SunitaT0
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6/23/2015 | 2:43:06 PM
Re: AI
I would not get too excited because there is still a long way to go. unless robots are made secure they will be prone to hacking and misuse.there is still a problem of synchronisingrobotic thought processes to a digital cerebrum. robots are also prone to power failures which can cause different deduction outputs.
Ariella
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6/23/2015 | 12:45:23 PM
Re: AI
@David yeah, wanting to wipe out all humanity is a problem, even with the best of intentions. 
David Wagner
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6/23/2015 | 12:39:35 PM
Re: Good Reason to Fear
@Gary_el- I'm not sure i buy the idea that they concentrate wealth in the hands that control them. You could just as easily look at robots and AI as democratizing. They make decisions without bias. They are already getting affordable for many people, especially those that operate in the cloud. If the power is available to everyone it isn't as frightening.
David Wagner
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6/23/2015 | 12:37:14 PM
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@broadway0474- The thing is that perfection scares humans, too. Humans don't trust AIs that work in ways they don't understand. And I think perfection requires that. 
David Wagner
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6/23/2015 | 12:34:38 PM
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@ariella- Funny enough, I thought the most sympathetic character in Avengers was Ultron. Tony Stark was a paranoid fool. Captain America had reduced his humanity to just being a soldier which means he's next to screw up. Black Widow wanted out. Thor has always just been a caricature. Hulk just smahes. Ultron was trying to remake the world as a better place as he saw it rather than trying to keep it from changing. 

In the end, of course, he's wrong. But like all good bad guys his motivations were understandable. 

Funny enough, that sort of "human" AI is what studies show might be more trustworthy. Granted, without the evil part. :)
Ariella
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6/23/2015 | 8:45:19 AM
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@Broadway0474 that's an interesting perspective. I haven't thought of looking at it that way, though it does make sense.
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6/23/2015 | 7:12:12 AM
Defer
I think the key to trusting an AI will be the feeling of control. If occasionally it defers to our judgement more people will trust them, as it will be clear we still have some sort of handle on the situation. The real problem with a lot of AI at the moment is their lack of nuance and intuition. That will get better with time, but I think they will always do things differently from us as they think very differently. 
SachinEE
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6/23/2015 | 3:01:54 AM
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@ariella just like I said movies and documentaries like that will instill fear in people rather than prepare the market for accepting automated technology. There is also the question about losing jobs. I don't know how the people would react to a fully automated society.
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