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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem says Louis Del Monte.

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Del Monte spoke his thoughts during phone exploring "artificial intelligence and the singularity", an indeterminate point in the future when machine intelligence will outmatch not only your own intelligence, but the world's combined human intelligence too.

The average estimate for when this will happen is 2040, though Del Monte says it might be as late as 2045. Either way, it's a timeframe of within three decades.

Louis Del Monte is a physicist, entrepreneur, and author of "The Artificial Intelligence Revolution".

Del Monte believes machines will become self-conscious and have the capabilities to protect themselves. They "might view us the same way we view harmful insects." Humans are a species that "is unstable, creates wars, has weapons to wipe out the world twice over, and makes computer viruses."

There are none of Asimov's 3 Laws being applied in Del Monte's future - indeed a machine may choose to eliminate dirty/wasteful/inefficient humans because humans are a threat to the machines. A machine with a fully developed AI sentience may not necessarily view itself as a "robot" and in fact may take challenge to that designation. It may consider human's view of God wrong, and not have any morals or spiritual values.

"The implication is that they're also learning self-preservation," Del Monte told us. "Whether or not they're conscious is a moot point."

Ray Kurzweil, Dmitry Itskov and others have been saying the 2045 time window is the time when humans and computers will merge, possibly the human mind will be uploaded into a computer to live it's life out with the other "machines". (2045.com)

They tend to say, it's to achieve immortality, by storing themselves in the "machine" and having the machine sufficiently sensorily "satisfying", one can't tell the difference of the quality of data "ingested".

A 2009 experiment showed that robots can develop the ability to lie to each other. Run at the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems in the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne, Switzerland, the experiment had robots designed to cooperate in finding beneficial resources like energy and avoiding the hazardous ones. Surprisingly, the robots learned to lie to each other in an attempt to hoard the beneficial resources for themselves. They started becoming more and more human.

Del Monte wrote his book he says as "a warning."

Artificial intelligence is becoming more and more capable, and we're adopting it as quickly as it appears.

A pacemaker operation is "quite routine," he said, but "it uses sensors and AI to regulate your heart."

His book: http://www.amazon.com/Artificial-Int.../dp/B00K1PNIR6

It is only a matter of time from when the "brain implants", the brain pacemakers will be installed regularly for an assortment of "reasons", repairing damage from Strokes, boosting "intelligence", facilitating direct computer upload/download, "live neural internet" data sharing between other "human terminals".. Correcting "aberrant behavior" which is deemed "anti-social" or "suspect" to the overall "program and evolution" of "consciousness" may be a justification. Will the man's mind join with the machine's mind or be left out, or considered "expendable" by the machine?

Who's consciousness - man's or machine's ? Who will be the dominant.

"Today there's no legislation regarding how much intelligence a machine can have, how interconnected it can be.

"If that continues, look at the exponential trend. We will reach the singularity in the time-frame most experts predict.

"From that point on you're going to see that the top species will no longer be humans, but machines."
Full interview:
Louis Del Monte Interview On The Singularity - Business Insider