Watson, computers, humans becoming them…


In 2007 IBM began a research project to build a supercomputer that could quickly and accurately understand questions. Seven years later, the computer called Watson has shrunk in size and is now going mobile – IBM has challenged developers to come up with ways to take advantage of its computing power. BBC Click’s Sumi Das finds out how one company is using Watson to help customers choose the right product. (1)

Soon computers will define our lives.
Soon our lives will be nothing more than functions inside programs.

We have CHOSEN to denounce our very own nature.
We have CHOSEN to become computers.

Yes, AI will finally succeed.

But not because it will have created artificial intelligence similar to ours.
But because our intelligence will have been degraded to the level of a computer.

We can be whatever we want to be.
And we have chosen poorly…


Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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