The Hitchhiker Guide to A.I.

Zeitgeist · ed fernandez

Warning: this is a long article, almost 1500 words long.

A lighter, friendly edited version was published by CNBC 
on Friday, 27th of March, 2015. You can find it here.

‘If there is Artificial Intelligence then we won’t need to think’ said my recently-turned-ten daughter, on our way driving her to a piano lesson.

She left me speechless while I was trying, in vain, to remove from my mind a sticky image from the movie ‘The Hitchhiker guide to the Galaxy’. A supercomputer called ‘Deep Thought’ which, after 7,5 million years of calculations rendered the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything, or, namely, the number 42.

Quirky cult movies aside, the impact of artificial intelligence is immense, and the implications phenomenal.

Deep_Thought

An utopian-dystopian future:

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is on the hype again. There are dystopian, terminator-like views backed up with…

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