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User Virginia

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Kissinger worries about AI too?

Tink, my laptop could not open THE ATLANTIC link...however I found another link quoting it: “What will become of human consciousness if its own explanatory power is surpassed by AI, and societies are no longer able to interpret the world they inhabit in terms that are meaningful to them?” asked Kissinger in the piece.

Also, For Kissinger, there are three particular areas humans should be worried about: “unintended results,” where AI’s goals depart from its creators; building an ethical AI; and whether AI will be able to explain its objectives to its creators.

Here is a classic example of unintended results: tasking AI with removing email spam; and the best way to do this? Erasing humans.

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Here is my own recent brush with AI, and it was negative. At Fred Meyer, Inc., a large West Coast chain of stores, I tried to pay with a check. I have written checks there many times with no problem, and have no history of bounced checks at all, anywhere. However, I did not fit the new algorithms for "safe" check writing, so my check was mysteriously refused. I rushed home worried about identity theft...but my bank account was fine.

It was AI fingering me based on algorithms, and there is of course no appeal. The department store experience was nothing more than inconvenient, however is this a sign of the future, and things-to-come that really cripple one's life?


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Born by the Willapa River 1944 in the timber outback of Southwest Washington State.
Spending my retirement saving the world, and I am only 90% joking with that!


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Marianne the bouquet is beautiful, I love it!
May 24, 2017 by Virginia
Okay Marianne, I actually was assuming we were following already...let me check, I will make sure to do that now!
May 23, 2017 by Virginia
Dear Virginia,
Thank you for answering; yes, it works. Private messages can be exchanged between friends who follow each other. If you wish to follow somebody, go to their personal page and click on the star on top, on the right. If the star turns yellow, you are following the other.
May 23, 2017 by Marianne
Dear Marianne, I am not sure I know how to do a wall post, but giving it a try!
I am not very good at advice, but always glad to hear from you, yes please do leave a post...
May 23, 2017 by Virginia
Hello, Virginia
Good morning to you!
May I ask you for advice, in private? Thank you.
May 23, 2017 by Marianne
I also tried to chat with you but the first was not posted and I thought I hit the wrong key so I tried again and know I hit the right key but it still did not get posted...then you left. Stupid me, thinking these "walls" were private...
Apr 29, 2017 by Ladyhorse
I am so sorry, Ladyhorse. I do know that things like that happen in the medical profession, all too common, I am afraid.
Apr 28, 2017 by Virginia
Temp. was 96.2, heart racing and chills...weight was 97...talked to PCP and he didn't think I needed to get blood test...he  said if I had sepsis I couldn't get out of bed. He's been my PCP for over thirty years and still doesn't know how fear of hubs can make me tenacious? More proof to Rooster MD's really don't want people to get well. If we weren't sick we wouldn't need them and they lose money. I believe he can hear it in my voice and is waiting/hoping I'll be admitted in the ER so they get more $ for their "firm"!
Apr 28, 2017 by Ladyhorse
Thank you Dan
Apr 23, 2017 by Virginia


  • Virginia
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  • Age 72, as of October 2016
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  • I love the archetypes and Buddhism, Sanskrit traditions
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  • Born by the Willapa River 1944 in the timber outback of Southwest Washington State.
    Spending my retirement saving the world, and I am only 90% joking with that!