I think generally people underestimate the capability of AI

I think generally people underestimate the capability of AI. They sort of think like it’s a smart human.

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But it’s really going to be much more than that. It’ll be much smarter than the average human.

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It’ll be like, can a chimpanzee really understand humans? Not really, you know, we just seem like strange aliens. They mostly just care about other chimpanzees.

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And how it is more or less and if the difference is only that small, that would be amazing. Probably, it’s much greater.

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The biggest mistake I see artificial intelligence researchers making is assuming they’re intelligent. They’re not, compared to AI.

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A lot of them cannot imagine something that is smarter than them but AI will be vastly smarter. Vastly.

Elon Musk

Life is like that

Ah, but life is like that! It does not permit you to arrange and order it as you will. It will not permit you to escape emotion, to live by the intellect and by reason! You cannot say, ‘I will feel so much and no more.’ Life, Mr. Welman, whatever else it is, is not reasonable.

~ Hercule Poirot via Agatha Christie

I wonder what Ernest Hemingway’s dictionary looked like

I wonder what Ernest Hemingway’s dictionary looked like, since he got along so well with dinky words that everyone can spell and truly understand… My own is a tossed salad of instant coffee and tobacco crumbs and India paper… The truth is that I have broken its spine looking up the difference between principle and principal, and how to spell cashmere.

~ Kurt Vonnegut