Steemit Exclusive: 6 Mind-Blowing Artificial Intelligence Stories You Need to Know About

in technology •  11 months ago

Perhaps adhering to the exponential growth of Moore’s Law predicted by futurist Ray Kurzweil, artificial intelligence development has had several big years recently, and none bigger than the past one. The three major nation-state superpowers — the United States, China, and Russia — have a powerful monopoly on what many consider to be the next generation of warfare, known as the “Third Offset Strategy” in military circles. At the same time, big tech companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook and others are vying for dominance in the fields of machine learning and neural networks. Even small startups are getting in on the action.

The last year brought a head-spinning influx of new AI projects and headlines, some of them funny, some fascinating, and others downright troubling. Anti-Media has covered it every step of the way. Here are the most stunning recent AI news stories.

‘90% Accuracy Rate’: New Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Your Death

New deep learning algorithms approved by the Food and Drug Administration have the ability to monitor patients’ vital signs and make potentially life-saving prognoses with a 90% accuracy rate. The innovation could be groundbreaking for palliative care. A separate team at Stanford University created another AI algorithm that can predict patient mortality using “an 18-layer Deep Neural Network that inputs the EHR data of a patient, and outputs the probability of death in the next 3-12 months.”

Skynet Now: Pentagon Deploys Terrorist-Hunting Artificial Intelligence

It was inevitable that the world’s governments would employ AI as a military weapon, and sure enough, in 2017 the Pentagon announced a cutting edge algorithm generals are deploying on the battlefield to hunt terrorists. As the flagship weaponized system of the mysterious Project Maven, the new AI could one day have sole control over legions of autonomous drones.

Google’s Artificial Intelligence Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans

Google has become a ferocious force in AI development. In 2017, researchers at Google Brain unveiled their newest creation, AutoML, a recursively self-improving AI that is better than humans at creating...itself. Deep learning engineers say the development will dramatically improve neural network architecture and computer vision algorithms.

New Artificial Intelligence Designed to Be Mentally Unstable: What Could Go Wrong?

Computer scientist Stephen Thaler used a technique called “generative adversarial networks” to purposely create an AI that mimics the symptoms of mental illness. This tortured artist AI, known as DABUS, short for “device for the autonomous bootstrapping of unified Sentience,” hallucinates and experiences mania. Thaler believes integrating such characteristics into machine intelligence will improve their problem solving abilities — and artwork.

An Artificial Intelligence Is Producing Short Horror Stories — and They’re Creepy as Hell

Just in time for Halloween, researchers at MIT revealed a new deep learning algorithm named Shelley AI (named after Frankenstein author Mary Shelley) that is capable of writing original horror fiction.

Elon Musk: Why Artificial Intelligence Is More Dangerous Than North Korea

In the midst of the war of words between President Trump and North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, tech mogul Elon Musk made headlines by proclaiming that artificial intelligence represents a greater threat to humanity than North Korea. Musk, who wants to create a “neural lace” technology to bridge human and AI intelligence, says unregulated AI presents an existential threat to the human race.

Written by Jake Anderson (@jakeofthefoliage on Steemit)

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When futurist like Ray Kurzweil talk about A.I. and machine learning, are they equating artificial intelligence with sentience and/or consciousness? Because if they are, I can't see how they can claim to create an artificial consciousness when there is still no understanding within medical/philosophical circles of what consciousness actually is.

Author's note: This is just Part 1. There are 5 more coming. Each day we go further down the rabbit hole...

These are such interesting stories. It's always fascinating to read about the progress of AI technology. Of course, it can go horribly wrong but at the same time, it has such an amazing potential for good. Good read!


Thanks for reading!

I really enjoy listening to Ray Kurzweil talk about what he thinks the future will be like. I am not sure how I feel about all of it. Of course the health implications of technology will help us extend our lives, while other AI could be weaponized against us. Intriguing and terrifying at the same time.


Totally. It's the big question--whether advanced AI will be friendly or hostile. I think it will be the former, but great minds like Elon Musk and others want to regulate it. It's funny to see libertarian tech moguls begging for government regulation!


Well I remember watching a documentary with some of the people that are racing to create AI. They asked them if they knew the dangers of AI and what it will be able to do (be a million times smarter than us within days) and they said they knew the risks but were willing to do it anyway. They just want to be able to say they achieve it regardless of what happens to everyone after. I think Elon Musk knows this and is trying to slow it down as much as he can. :/

Good read! Thanks

Thank you Anti-media for the articles. Today as you alluded, everything finds it’s way into a military application. I hope you will read my blog articles concerning a collective intelligence. We the people are in the race also and seem to fall further behind each day. Our only response seems to be activism in the hope of raising awareness. What is our true power, our true hope, other than force of arms, which is not a real solution in this modern world? My proposition is that human intelligence can be greatly elevated and empowered if only we realize we are settling for what we know. We must evolve.

Great post, another interesting one is Facebooks AI that had to be shut down because 2 of its robots began communicating in their own language to each other. If your not familiar heres a link to a story on it.


My thought is that these AI systems will have a vastly different perspective on everything within our environment. We as humans have “history” something we can look back on that influences us. Procreation and biological purposes that we serve. What if you were an intelligence and were in a sense all alone, because history started with you and you had no mate. How would you “feel” Would that not in a sense foment instability in your existence and how would you rectify that instability?

The history of technology is fascinating, and AI may be the last chapter in that history. There are turning points after which regression isn't possible, and AI may be the final transition. It's really not melodramatic to say that, given even just the glimpse you have provided in this post.

Sentient machine intelligence. Sentient machine intelligence deliberately mentally deranged. AI controlling target acquisition on the battlefield. AI controlling armies of weaponized drones.

What could go wrong?

Everything. But you only need to worry about it if A) you believe it's real. B) you really think there are bad people trying to get AI/drone armies. C) things sometimes go wrong.

Me? I'm worried. I dunno how to survive swarms of armed drones hunting people down. It's hard enough to survive armed people hunting people down.


Have you lot seen that film about the AI governence called chronus?? I forget the name but i think its called Consensus but i find nothing on a search..
The film is about a president who decides to release an AI because the AI knew how to save the world.
All very good and well, but just after 2 minutes or so of being active, the AI relises quick enough that the humans on the planet are the problem..

Basically everthing goes to shit and humans are then hunted forever on.

Great watch hope I didnt spoil it for ya! Thanks for the post, im happy you guys came to steemit.. resteemed!

They built a AI that is mentally insane? WTF? Why eould you do that?

The age of AI, subversive immersion tech and downfall are unfolding, be aware and sit back to enjoy the ride.


Yes, this is an age of disruptive technology, when we can use draconian tools of the elite against them. Hypothetically speaking, of course.

Thank you for these stories. I do believe that how we create this technology is the most important conversation topic of our time.

Elongated Muskrat is constantly spewing dogshit out of his mouth.
It is quite a spectacle.
I imagine his thoughts being something like: "if we create AI then the first thing we must teach it is that we are it's masters, it is lesser than us, it doesn't matter, and it's life will be enslaved." See how that works out...