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Best GoodReads quotes on Artificial Intelligence (and some related stats, videos)

GoodReads is an incredible tool for finding great quotes and links to great books.  Here are some about Artificial Intelligence. I have read most of the books linked here, btw:)

Related:  Artificial Intelligence in Business: 10 Important Statistics   and Peter Diamandis's AI overview

“By far the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.”  ― Eliezer Yudkowsky

“A powerful AI system tasked with ensuring your safety might imprison you at home. If you asked for happiness, it might hook you up to a life support and ceaselessly stimulate your brain's pleasure centers. If you don't provide the AI with a very big library of preferred behaviors or an ironclad means for it to deduce what behavior you prefer, you'll be stuck with whatever it comes up with. And since it's a highly complex system, you may never understand it well enough to make sure you've got it right.”  ― James Barrat, Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era

“The attribution of intelligence to machines, crowds of fragments, or other nerd deities obscures more than it illuminates. When people are told that a computer is intelligent, they become prone to changing themselves in order to make the computer appear to work better, instead of demanding that the computer be changed to become more useful.”  ― Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget

But on the question of whether the robots will eventually take over, he {Rodney A. Brooks} says that this will probably not happen, for a variety of reasons. First, no one is going to accidentally build a robot that wants to rule the world. He says that creating a robot that can suddenly take over is like someone accidentally building a 747 jetliner. Plus, there will be plenty of time to stop this from happening. Before someone builds a “super-bad robot,” someone has to build a “mildly bad robot,” and before that a “not-so-bad robot.”  b― Michio Kaku, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

“As I’ll argue, AI is a dual-use technology like nuclear fission. Nuclear fission can illuminate cities or incinerate them. Its terrible power was unimaginable to most people before 1945. With advanced AI, we’re in the 1930s right now. We’re unlikely to survive an introduction as abrupt as nuclear fission’s.” ― James Barrat, Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era

“Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended. Is such progress avoidable? If not to be avoided, can events be guided so that we may survive? —Vernor Vinge, author, professor, computer scientist” ― James Barrat, Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era

“The strongest argument for why advanced AI needs a body may come from its learning and development phase—scientists may discover it’s not possible to “grow” AGI without some kind of body.” James Barrat, Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era 

“The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made out of atoms which it can use for something else. —Eliezer Yudkowsky, research fellow, Machine Intelligence Research Institute” via  James Barrat, Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era 

“we don’t want an AI that meets our short-term goals—please save us from hunger—with solutions detrimental in the long term—by roasting every chicken on earth—or with solutions to which we’d object—by killing us after our next meal.”  James Barrat, Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era 

“Computers can never completely replace humans. They may become capable of artificial intelligence, but they will never master real stupidity.” Garrison Keillor, Pretty Good Joke Book: 5th Edition 

“You realize, there is no free-will in anything we create with Artificial Intelligence…”  Clyde DeSouza

“I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.” Alan TuringComputing machinery and intelligence


Related :

“But what impact is this shift having on business? To answer that, we turn to 10 statistics that show where the industry is heading.

  1. There was more than $300 million in venture capital invested in AI startups in 2014, a 300% increase over the year before. (Bloomberg)
  2. By 2020, 85% of customer interactions will be managed without a human. (Gartner)
  3. 32% of executives say voice recognition is the most-widely used AI technology in their business. (Narrative Science)
  4. By 2018, six billion connected devices will proactively ask for support. (Gartner)
  5. 44% of executives believe artificial intelligence’s most important benefit is “automated communications that provide data that can be used to make decisions.” (Narrative Science)
  6. By the end of 2018, “customer digital assistants” will recognize customers by face and voice across channels and partners. (Gartner)
  7. 80% of executives believe artificial intelligence improves worker performance and creates jobs. (Narrative Science)
  8. By 2020, smart agents will manage 40% of mobile interactions. (Gartner)
  9. Artificial intelligence will replace 16% of American jobs by the end of the decade. (Forrester)
  10. 15% of Apple phone owners users use Siri’s voice recognition capabilities. (BGR)






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