How ‘super vision’ will change the way we see the world – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42097613
Last year, the philosopher Nick Bostrom published Superintelligence, a book that synthesizes the alarmist view of AI and makes a case that such an intelligence explosion is both dangerous and inevitable given a set of modest assumptions.
The computer that takes over the world is a staple scifi trope. But enough people take this scenario seriously that we have to take them seriously. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and a whole raft of Silicon Valley investors and billionaires find this argument persuasive.
Let me start by laying out the premises you need for Bostrom’s argument to go through:
Using Computer Vision and AI to interpret the world for the visually impaired.
Same technology that brings us facial recognition, and self driving cars.
Visualized by Jeff Nishinaka
Source: The Space Without
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