This means I have to remember to trim my beard (using electric clippers: I like it a really short, a salt and pepper shadow). For a change the weather cooperated and didn’t freeze us out and the time spent with my son, daughter-in-law and grand kids (one of each flavor) was absolutely perfect.
That having been said, however, Artificial Intelligence in computing is becoming a VERY big deal and could well become the savior or the killer of our world.
I’m hearing AI being compared with the invention of fire, the wheel, etc. The concept of computers, and, therefore machines, being able to think and reason for themselves has been the basis for a lot of science fiction movies (i Robot, Terminator, etc.) but it is now a very real thing and developing rapidly. There were two rather disturbing things about AI that have come up recently.
It’s the cricket chirping in the corner that periodically turns into an enraged Doberman. I can’t get him off my mind, no matter what else I’m supposed to be thinking about.
He started losing weight about a month ago and, according to the vet yesterday, is down to 9 pounds from his usual 15.
What is a fact, however, is that Congress still gets paid but members of the Armed Forces don’t. Both are wrong and neither are doing what we sent them to Washington to do.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technically we already have Artificial Intelligence in process.
To everyone else in the world, he is a hermit that associates with no one.
To me, however, he is my ever-present little office buddy who is (or was) constantly begging for head scratches and food.
I’m his only social connection with the world and I take that responsibility very seriously.
He’s 12 years old, so we may lose him and I’m not good with this kind of thing. I can’t shake the feeling that I’ve somehow let him down.
They were given basic parameters and the two computers started going at one another.