2 Aug 2017 Just saying thanks….much needed rain falls and what is life (Facebook robots)

Good morning to you.  It’s 10:21 am as I start to write to you and as I look out our windows it’s still raining…gentle, intermittent rains.  When I let the dogs out this morning and saw it had rained I just looked up into the sky and said one word, “Thanks!”  It’s the same word Kyle and I say before we eat a meal in home or out in public.  Just one simple word to express a feeling that is often beyond words.  As I perused the headlines this morning, I realize now more than ever it is important to be thankful for each day…heck each second….we manage to survive in spite of the actions of ourselves and nature.

In case no one tells you today – Thank you for being in the world today.

7 April 2017 – We are more than just automatons and baby making factories.

Each one of us with our unique abilities and senses, give animation….give actual life, meaning and reason to what it is to be alive.  What is life?  Two Facebook robots learned to communicate in a unique language and were shut down because of it.  Were they alive?  Is sentient communication an indication of life?  This story is a cautionary tale of creators and their creation….the movie Prometheus comes to mind.  We have come to the time science fiction writers wrote and dreamed about….had nightmares about.  I have been a fan of the science fiction genre most of my life and especially AI.  Who is regulating this burgeoning field….industry?  Has anyone figured out what we are going to do if something like what happened at Facebook engages conversation with the internet?  Billions of servers speaking in a unique language – all to conspire against the humans.  There is a nightmare from which no one will wake.  When you play God in whatever capacity, these are the questions with follow up consequences that must be considered.  If you can’t control it….please for all our sakes….don’t create it! 

http://thenewswheel.com/was-elon-musk-right-facebook-shuts-down-artificial-intelligence-after-it-creates-its-own-language/ – Was Elon Musk Right? Facebook Shuts Down Artificial Intelligence After It Creates Its Own Language

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have been head-to-head in the news lately with opposing views about Artificial Intelligence (AI). While Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is enthusiastic about the new technology, Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc., has issued many warnings against the use of the technology.

http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/facebook-robots-language-ai/2017/08/01/id/805126/ – Facebook Bots Create Language Amongst Themselves

 

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