Robots will soon match humans in creativity, emotional intelligence.
By Andy Meek, BGR
As if we didn’t already have enough to worry about when it comes to artificially intelligent machines being able to perform many tasks faster and better than humans can, potentially stealing our jobs in the future and presenting what some technologists worry is an existential threat to humanity, now it appears AI will soon be able to match humans at being, well, human, too.
An Australian AI expert, Toby Walsh, said during the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney recently that he thinks AI will learn and possibly match human traits like creativity, emotional intelligence and adaptability in less than 50 years. And Walsh — a Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW Sydney — predicts robots will be as smart as humans by the year 2062.
But don’t worry about them ultimately presenting some sort of threat or something as drastic as potentially wiping out mankind, he adds. “We’ve been rather mislead by this idea that the robots are going to take over,” Walsh told Time Out. “The robots have no desires of their own, they do exactly what we tell them to. I’m much more worried about incompetence than malevolence – that we’ll get the machines to do something and we haven’t thought carefully about how it’s going to interact with our complex world … Healthcare, transport, how we manufacture things, how we educate ourselves, how we go out and play — it’s going to touch almost every aspect of our lives.”
It’s interesting to think about this other side of increasingly smarter machines and to ask questions about the fundamental nature of consciousness and emotion. These right-brain characteristics of being human, things like creativity and emotion and the like — we like to think they will save us or somehow set us apart from machines that are radically smarter, faster and better at us in other things. But if they eventually get to be as creative as us to complement their already stellar analytical capabilities, what then?
When Walsh says he’s worried, though, it’s not about what the machines will do. It’s us he’s worried about. Mankind, he says, needs to do a better job of creating machines and AI systems that are aligned with our values now.
“The only hope we have to deal with all these wicked problems like climate change, increasing inequality and the ongoing refugee problem, is if we embrace technology and use the world’s resources in a better, more sustainable way,” he told Time Out. “The future is a product of the decisions we make today. Society shapes technology and technology can shape society.”
Not even Jared Bernstein, former economic adviser to Joe Biden, could put a negative spin on Friday’s jobs report.
The U.S. economy created some 250,000 jobs in October, beating expectations. The labor participation rate increased even as unemployment held steady at 3.7 percent. That’s a 50-year low. The best part: Wages rose 3 percent in the highest rate of growth since the Great Recession a decade ago. “Pretty much everything you could want in a monthly jobs report,” Bernstein tweeted.
October 2018 is the 97th consecutive month of jobs growth. The trend began with the end of the Great Recession, allowing Barack Obama as well as Donald Trump to take credit for it. The Trump economy is more than the jobs figure, however. Amidst volatility in the financial markets, at the time of writing the Dow is up close to 30 percent since Inauguration Day 2017. The economy grew by 4 percent in the second quarter of this year and 3.5 percent in the third quarter, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. (The third-quarter number will be revised on November 28.) That puts us on track for the best annual growth since 2005.
These are numbers to be proud of. And while it is difficult to say just how much credit goes to President Trump’s tax cuts, deregulation, defense spending, and confidence boosting, we can say that these policies have not impeded the economy. There are reasons to worry—rising debt, uncertainty and unpredictability in trade, a Federal Reserve that might remove the punch bowl too quickly. But for the moment the Trump economy is an undeniable bright spot in a foggy world.
And the moment is important. The midterm election is days away. The fate of the House and Senate is uncertain. Certainly the economy will carry the day for Trump and the Republicans?
The system, created by engineers in the company’s Californian HQ, would help those with disabilities — as well as those simply feeling too tired to move.New technology means soon you won’t even have to move if you want to change what you are watching on Netflix.
It lets iPhone users’ eye movements control a pointer on the screen to select things by staring at them. Sticking out your tongue takes it back a step.
The tech, made by software team Eye Nav, could open Netflix to a new audience.
A spokesman for Eye Nav said: “The same technology that enables Face ID is great for accurately tracking eye position and facial expression.
“We care a lot about accessibility.”
eBay is among other popular apps testing out new technology for those who may be unable to handle their device.
Other popular apps are already trialling new systems for people unable to touch their phones or tablets.
eBay has announced Head Gaze after intern Muratcan Cicek, an intern with motor impairment, created the control.
He said: “It allows you to scroll and interact on your phone with only subtle head movements.
“Think of all the ways that this could be brought to life.
The number 11 has been linked to mystery and power since ancient times. All forms of number research and study, including Numerology, the ancient science of Gematria, and the secret wisdom of Kabbalah, all give significant importance to 11, and 11 derivatives – 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, and 99.
The Number 11 Is Considered A Master Number.
The first Great War, World War I, ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. To this day, victims and veterans are remembered at that specific time. The United States space program skipped sequence numbers on the Apollo moon missions to ensure it was Apollo 11 that landed on the moon. In ancient Egypt King Tutankhamen’s tomb had combinations of 11 in the jewelry he wore, and he had 11 oars placed on the floor surrounding his tomb. The number 11, and particularly the number 33, have significance to Freemasons, and other secretive groups.CantonTruth.blogspot.com
Michael DifensoreResearch into the history of the date September 11th, can reveal that Freemasonry the religion of the New World Order is involved in picking the date for the attacks to happen on 9/11/01. For example The Pentagon—a building, institution, and symbol—was conceived at the request of Brigadier General Brehon B. Sommervell, Chief of the Construction Division of the Office of the Quartermaster General, on a weekend in mid-July 1941. The purpose was to provide a temporary solution to the War Department’s critical shortage of space. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on September 11, 1941.
Another example was the arrest of Captain William Morgan over debt he owed on September 11, 1826. This lead to his murder by the Freemasons because William Morgan wrote a book exposing their secrets. After his murder the Anti-Masonic party was started and became popular. It says on William Morgan’s tombstone in Batavia, NY that Freemasons murdered him.
Another example was George Bush’s speech on September 11, 1991 inside the House of Representatives announcing a New World Order exactly 10 years later the attack of 9/11/01 happened.
These examples are not a coincidence. The number eleven is also important to the Masons. The number eleven is a sacrid number in their crazy cult. Click here for more examples of the number eleven. Another example was the crash of a small plane on September 12, 1994 on the White House lawn which was a test on the United States air defense system for a attack later to come on 9/11/01.
The plane was stolen on September 11th 1994 at 11:00 pm. To read more about the plane crash on the White House lawn click here. Another example was the cornerstone ceremony of the General Accounting Office conducted by Harry S. Truman on September 11, 1951. Harry S. Truman was a 33 degree or higher Freemason.
The Parliament of World Religions opened on September 11, 1893 at the World’s Congress Auxiliary Building which is now The Art Institute of Chicago, and ran from 11th to 27th September, making it the first organized interfaith gathering. Today it is recognized as the occasion of the birth of formal interreligious dialogue worldwide, with representatives of a wide variety of religions and new religious movements. The Parliament of World Religions is a United Nations religious group that is very New Age in nature.
Alex Jones reported on one of his broadcasts that a cornerstone ceremony was held on September 11th for the twin towers in New York City by the Freemasons in the 1960’s. I have not been able to verify this claim however. If anyone knows anything about this feel free to message me.
Hear Hour Of Time Radio Show With Guest Texe Marrs Expose World Parliament of Religions On July 14th and 15th 1993. Click Links below to hear. The radio show will show how the World Parliament of Religions is nothing more than a United Nations attack on Christianity by creating a one world religion to usher in the Anti-Christ.
There have been several meetings referred to as a Parliament of the World’s Religions, the first being the World’s Parliament of Religions of 1893, which was an attempt to create a global dialogue of faiths. The event was celebrated by another conference on its centenary in 1993. This led to a new series of conferences under the official title Parliament of the World’s Religions.
An organization was incorporated in 1988 to carry out the tradition of the Parliament of the World’s Religions by marking the centennial of the first Parliament. The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions is headquartered in Chicago. Its board of trustees are elected from various faith communities. Rev. Dr. Larry Greenfield serves as its executive director.
In 1893, the city of Chicago hosted the World Columbian Exposition, an early world’s fair. So many people were coming to Chicago from all over the world that many smaller conferences, called Congresses and Parliaments, were scheduled to take advantage of this unprecedented gathering. One of these was the World’s Parliament of Religions, an initiative of the Swedenborgian layman (and judge) Charles Carroll Bonney. The Parliament of Religions was by far the largest of the congresses held in conjunction with the Exposition.John Henry Barrows, a clergyman, was appointed as the first chairman of the General Committee of the 1893 Parliament by Charles Bonney.
The Parliament of Religions opened on 11 September 1893 at the World’s Congress Auxiliary Building which is now The Art Institute of Chicago, and ran from 11 to 27 September, making it the first organized interfaith gathering. Today it is recognized as the occasion of the birth of formal interreligious dialogue worldwide, with representatives of a wide variety of religions and new religious movements, including:
An essay by the Japanese Pure Land master Kiyozawa Manshi, “Skeleton of the philosophy of religion” was read in his absence.
Swami Vivekananda belongs Bengali Kayastha community represented Hinduism as a delegate, introducing Hinduism at the opening session of the Parliament on 11 September. Though initially nervous, he bowed to Saraswati, then began his speech with salutation, “Sisters and brothers of America!”. To these words he got a standing ovation from a crowd of seven thousand, which lasted for two minutes. When silence was restored he began his address. He greeted the youngest of the nations on behalf of “the most ancient order of monks in the world, the Vedic order of sannyasins, a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance!”
Rev. Henry Jessup addressing the World Parliament of Religions was the first to publicly discuss the Bahá’í Faith in the United States (it had previously been known in Europe). Since then Bahá’ís have become active participants.
Theism or the Brahmo Samaj was represented by Pratap Chandra Majumdar
Absent from this event were Native American religious figures, Sikhs and other Indigenous and Earth centered religionists; these religions and spiritual traditions were not represented until the 1993 Parliament convened.
The POWR appears to be one of the early building blocks of the modern New Age Movement – as well as of the ecumenical movement. The first POWR, in 1893, featured the occultist, and leader of the Theosophical Society, Annie Besant; as well as Swami Vivekananda – a key figure in the introduction of the eastern philosophies of Hinduism and Yoga to the Western world.
Karen Hamilton, co-chair of the Parliament’s Toronto hosting committee and former General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches, pointed to failure to take climate change seriously, attitudes toward women, and the ways religion “has been used to support genocide, wars, persecution and injustice.”Indigenous people of Canada will participate in the opening ceremonies, and a “sacred fire” will burn throughout the event. POWR 2018 will be divided into tracks covering “The role and dignity of women in religion; countering war, hate and violence; climate change; indigenous peoples; youth; and working to achieve a more just, peaceful and sustainable world”.
The 2018 Speakers include: heretical leftist “Christian” activist Jim Wallis, who will give the opening speech; Buddhist “Dharma Master” Hsin Tao; Dr. Kanwaljit Kaur, President of Global Sikh Council; Dr. PL de Silva, of the International War-related Trauma & Humanitarian Intervention Trust; Swami Sarvapriyananda, Minister-in-Charge of The Vedanta Society; Ingrid Mattson, former head of The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and PhD scholar of Islamic Studies, expert in interfaith relations; Dr. Carol P. Christ , author of “Why Women Need the Goddess” co-founder of the “Goddess movement”. Listed in the “Voices of POWR” are:
An example of the pagan slant of the POWR is seen in the members of the “Indigenous Task Force“, and the leader Andtas Corban Arthen, who is the spiritual director of the EarthSpirit Community. Andras also lectures on the indigenous European pagan religions throughout the U.S. and abroad. See https://www.parliamentofreligions.org/content/pagan-response-parliamentOne of the 12 “programs” of the POWR is “Faiths Against Hate”, which utilizes info from the radical leftist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and states: “those who order and give meaning to their lives based upon supremacy are dangerous – dangerous to those who, in their eyes, are inferior or different, dangerous to the wider company in which they live, dangerous to their own religious, national, ethnic, and cultural entities, dangerous it turns out to themselves.”
And they state: ” The interfaith movements across the globe could provide a new resource for challenging the re-emergence of supremacy crusades… ” Note that this section of the POWR site links those who claim exclusivity in religious matters (i.e. Jesus’ words) to “supremacists”! and of course everyone know supremacists are very bad people, even “haters”. See also: https://www.parliamentofreligions.org/program/faiths-against-hate
Speaking of hate – the first comment posted in “Faiths Against Hate” states that the above article is: “All the more urgent in light of Jeanine Hill Fletcher’s recent book THE SIN OF WHITE SUPREMACY: CHRISTIANITY, RACISM, AND RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY IN AMERICA, in which she lays out how White Supremacy is rooted in Christian Supremacy. But as Hill-Fletcher also make clear, claims of Christian supremacy are rooted in the New Testament… their sacred texts themselves.. to truly carry out its program of anti-supremacy, [NOTE] *as you encourage, the individual traditions will have to confront, I think, the roots of supremacy in their own texts.”
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: