The rise of the machines

ARGILLITE Don’t make the mistake of assuming humans always will be smarter than the machines they make, or that the machines won’t take advantage of human complacency. That’s the message a University of Louisville scientist brought to Ashland Community and Technical College’s Emerging Technologies Conference Friday. Artificial intelligence is real, it is already here and technology is constantly developing smarter machines — machines that could very well turn on their masters, according to Roman V. Yampolskiy, an associate professor of computer engineering and computer science at U of L. Smartphones, internet search engines like Google, even the spellcheck function on a home computer all are examples of existing uses of artifical intelligence. Billions of research and development dollars are being channeled into reverse-engineering the human brain and using the findings to…


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