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Upgrade This film depicts a very plausible near future when drones oversee our lives (e.g. the police use them to fight crime) and common people possess self-driving cars. This is definitely one of the best science fiction movies I have ever watched in my entire life, and I have watched many, such as 2001, Blade Runner, or The Matrix. In fact, these are the ...


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Yes, it must be taken seriously. There are two main reasons: There is no sharp argument or no-go theorem against the existence of a singularity. It's unclear how fast the singularity could develop, but many authors given a non zero probability to this event (see this reference, it contains different points of view on the singularity by leading experts). The ...


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There is an interesting discussion the progress achieved in this field by far in the paper of Francois Chollet - https://arxiv.org/abs/1911.01547. At the present time, many architectures are able to outperform the human in particular tasks, because they have a strong priors coded into them and ability to process a huge amount of data. However, when it comes ...


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Here is something I've noticed about humans: We're bad at projecting the future with all of its 2nd, 3rd ... N order effects, and we're REALLY bad a projecting and quantifying risk. So, I'm not sure that you'll get an answer that is anything more than either trivially true ("Chatbots will be commonplace") or a correct but wasn't justified ("We'...


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