Google will know you better than your intimate partner
From: End The Lie
In 15 years time, computers will surpass their creators in intelligence, with an ability to tell stories and crack jokes, predicts a leading expert in artificial intelligence. Thus, Google will know the answer to your question before you ask it.
Most people would probably agree that computers are man-made technologies that function inside the strict boundaries of man-made borders. For technologists like Google engineering director Ray Kurzweil, [shown right] however, the moment when computers liberate themselves from their masters will occur in our lifetime.
By the year 2029, computers and robots will not only have surpassed their makers in terms of raw intelligence, they will understand us better than we understand ourselves, the futurist predicts with enthusiasm.
Kurzweil, 66, is the closest thing to a pop star in the world of artificial intelligence, the place where self-proclaimed geeks quietly lay the grid work for what could be truly described as a new world order.
The internet visionary is avidly working towards an unseemly marriage of sorts between machine and man, a phenomenon he has popularly dubbed the singularity. The movement, which also goes by the name transhumanism, is anxiously awaiting that Matrix moment when artificial intelligence and the human brain will merge to form a superhuman that never has to Google another nagging question again.
In this robot-dominant world, humans, starring in some cheapened knockoff of the biblical Creation story, will have downloaded themselves into their own technology, becoming veritable gods unto themselves.
In the meantime, computers will continue to humiliate and humble their human creators, much like IBMs DeepBlue computer did in 1997 when it handily outmaneuvered world chess champion Garry Kasparov.
The next step for Kurzweil is to devise programs that allow computers to understand what humans are saying, which represents the sum total of internet usage.
My project is ultimately to base search on really understanding what the language means, he told the Guardian in an interview. When you write an article, youre not creating an interesting collection of words. You have something to say and Google is devoted to intelligently organizing and processing the worlds information.
The message in your article is information, and the computers are not picking up on that. So we would want them to read everything on the web and every page of every book, then be able to engage in intelligent dialogue with the user to be able to answer their questions.
However, these sensational advances in artificial intelligence, which is continuing with little public debate, comes hot on the tail of the Snowden leaks, which revealed a high level of collusion between the National Security Agency (NSA) and major IT companies in accessing our personal communications.
Now, Google, the global vacuum sweeper of information, is showing a marked interest in powerful techniques and technologies that will ultimately make spying on its subscribers a bit redundant, since computers will already know every detail of our personal lives even our deepest thoughts.
The dawn of the Google thought police?
Kurzweil summarized his Google job description in one succinct line: I have a one-sentence spec. Which is to help bring natural language understanding to Google. And how they do that is up to me, he told The Observer.
Understanding human semantics, he says, is the key to computers understanding everything.
But here is where the new advances in artificial intelligence become not only murky, but potentially sinister: Google will know the answer to your question before you have asked it, he says. It will have read every email youve ever written, every document, every idle thought youve ever tapped into a search-engine box. It will know you better than your intimate partner does. Better, perhaps, than even yourself.
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