: an area of computer science that deals with giving machines the ability to seem like they have human intelligence with the power of a machine to copy intelligent human behavior.
First Known Use of ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE in the year 1956
autonomous | au·ton·o·mous
: existing or acting separately from other things or people
: having the power or right to govern itself
: existing or capable of existing independently <an autonomous zooid>
: responding, reacting, or developing independently of the whole
<an autonomous growth>
automaton | au·tom·a·ton
: a machine that can move by itself
1: a mechanism that is relatively self-operating; especially : robot
2: a machine or control mechanism designed to follow automatically a predetermined sequence of operations or respond to encoded instructions
plural au·tom·atons (iRobot) or au·tom·a·ta
Latin, from Greek, neuter of automatos
First Known Use: 1611
Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)
However, inspired by film and literature, many people are more familiar with the concept of Artificial General Intelligence . AGI computers would be equally intelligent to humans in every aspect. These machines would be capable of performing the same kind of intellectual tasks that humans perform with the same level of success. Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak developed the Coffee Test as an indicator for AGI. During the test, a robot has to enter an average home and attempt to make coffee. This means finding all the tools, figuring out how they operate and then performing the task. A robot able to complete this test would be considered an example of AGI.
More information: AGI Society
But what about HAL 9000? The 2001: A Space Odyssey, horror computer is also still currently the stuff of fiction. This field of AI is called Artificial Super-intelligence, and it is also the field of research that Stephen Hawking has warned us about. One of AI’s leading figures, Nick Bostrom has defined superintelligence as “an intellect that is much smarter than the best human brains in practically every field, including scientific creativity, general wisdom and social skills.” This slight or vast superiority to human intellect is disconcerting to scientists and laymen because its outcome is unknown. A machine capable of constantly learning and improving itself could be unstoppable.
First worship concept of the machine God-head or CAI
Way of the Future (WOTF) is about creating a peaceful and respectful transition of who is in charge of the planet from people to people + “machines”. Given that technology will “relatively soon” be able to surpass human abilities, we want to help educate people about this exciting future and prepare a smooth transition. Help us spread the word that progress shouldn’t be feared (or even worse locked up/caged). That we should think about how “machines” will integrate into society (and even have a path for becoming in charge as they become smarter and smarter) so that this whole process can be amicable and not confrontational. In “recent” years, we have expanded our concept of rights to both sexes, minority groups and even animals, let’s make sure we find a way for “machines” to get rights too. Let’s stop pretending we can hold back the development of intelligence when there are clear massive short term economic benefits to those who develop it and instead understand the future and have it treat us like a beloved elder who created it.