CS people freak me out.
They will destroy the world with this AI shit.
>Are we on the brink of creating artificial life? Scientists digitise the brain of a WORM and place it inside a robot
> * The OpenWorm global project is making a 'digital' worm
> * Their project is recreating the neurons and cells in C. elegans
> * It is the simplest organism we know of but has similarities to humans
> * By making a digital worm the team hope to create artificial life
> * They have implanted the digital 'mind' of the worm into a Lego machine
> * In a video it acts and behaves just like the worm would in the real world
> * Next year the team will allow people to download their own digital worm
This shit will lead to nothing but trouble.
I don't see what the fascination with AI is all about anyway. We just need faster computers. We don't need computers capable of mimicking or replacing us. We don't need to create life, we have too much already.
They need to figure out better ways for humans to fundamentally interact with computers.
Unless something has changed considerably I don't think this is anything more than pure click-bait. C. elegans is still no where close to being understood.
Here's the OpenWorm guy talking about it and AI in general.
i ended up reading this article instead
>Next year the team will allow people to download their own digital worm
The guys talking is David Dalrymple, listed as contributor over at http://www.openworm.org/people.html
This isn't bait, they've just been working on it for the last few years and made progress.
Well I still don't completely buy it.
This comment is interesting though
>Dan: I don't think any - this is not a classical NN, it is a simulated connectome. The "programming" is all on the individual neurons talking to one another so removing any one, could result in different behaviors. I did two ablation experiments (we eliminated specific neurons) based on papers that did the same in the biological worm and found that we got similar behaviors. This also illustrates how a connectome in lower animals probably needs to be wired fully in order for the animal to survive? Regarding the Braitenberg vehicle - I would like to think that we proved his hypothesis to some extent.
The connectome engine that the lego thing runs on is a separate project from OpenWorm. The lego guy is claiming his robot is a 100% replica of C. elegans which I don't completely buy.
Kek, and people really think we're going to easily be able to program "directives" and shit like that into AI. No one's going to understand what these connectomes mean, AI are just going to be animals.
>They need to figure out better ways for humans to fundamentally interact with computers.
They seem to be well on their way to getting the C. elegans brain to interact with a lego avatar, you nitwit.
The only problem with digital consciousness is that evil people will be able to subject others to torments beyond belief. 10 minutes stuck inside a torture program will seem like an eternity.
We'll never be able to travel and transport massive cargos throughout the universe if we're having to sustain our flesh form.
I think modern humans are going to hand the baton off to the machines we create.
allowing an AI to learn for itself using iteration, data set interpolation, and genetic algorithms will be how the first AI is created.
it's been done on a smaller scale. Imagine this experiment, but on a scale of speech, talking, thinking, conversing.
Didn't they do this with fruit flies half a decade ago?
How is this any more world ending than it was then? Please stop sensationalizing shitty sensationalist science articles. They're like internet trolls, just ignore them to make it go away.
>perfect pure logical race
kek good luck with a race of useless beings unable to make any decision by themselves unless they are programmed to
I'm honestly assuming an AI worm would be nothing but a few simple "if" statements once the conditions have been met.
Do worms actually learn or do they only have the capacity to survive?
>tfw ten lifetimes will pass before she becomes programmed
In all honesty, I don't know anything about CS, but as a human, I do know a lot about the human race. And one thing I know is that the human race is a lot more likely to destroy the world than any AI or anything like that. AI would probably at most destroy the human race alone, but better the human race die, then all sentient life on earth. I mean, do you really think the human race will survive another 10,000 years on this planet without causing a nuclear war or irreversible environmental damage? Historically speaking, human societies don't learn from there mistakes until its far too late. Look at Rome, look at Easter Island, look at the Mayans, look at a dozen other examples. Now realize that with the technology we have today, when shit hits the fans, its not going to be just our society that is ruined, but the entire planet itself. If you're not a selfish species-ist asshole, your admit that AI replacing human life is probably objectively the best thing for this world.
Kill yourself then, faggot.
I don't know about you, but I got something that's called survival instinct, and I'm not going to ignore it.
Humanity fuck yeah, we can destroy the earth if we want to, we're number one.
What this anon said. As a hobbyist researcher of C elegans NN I can say that we are still in the dark about its NN. For example we dont know many of the inhibitory / excitatory connections. Machine learning techniques could help predict / solve these connection properties.
>tfw shit-tier programmer
>Implying we couldn't create simple-AI robots to carry out and maintain working jobs
We would no longer need a working class.
Everyone could be patrician as fuck.
The population level would be brought down.
Mankind would be evenly re-distributed across the world.