The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

If and when we finally encounter aliens, they probably won’t look like little green men, or spiny insectoids. It’s likely they won’t be biological creatures at all, but rather, advanced robots that outstrip our intelligence in every conceivable way. While scores of philosophers, scientists and futurists have prophesied the rise of artificial intelligence and the impending singularity, most have restricted their predictions to Earth. Fewer thinkers—outside the realm of science fiction, that is—have considered the notion that artificial intelligence is already out there, and has been for eons.

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hay1304d ago

And they already provided a contact informing us they're basically silicon lifeform(s).


ajax171305d ago

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cl19831304d ago

I'm not convinced there's intelligent life on this planet, I'm not worried about our robot overlords currently.

nirwanda1303d ago

You dou realize you just called yourself unintelligent.

cl19831303d ago

Intelligence is just a perception, just the same as time and space.

Making convective decisions isn't the same as intelligence.

nirwanda1303d ago

Space and time is a constant not a perception the way we measure time is perception but time itself is a constant.

SilentNegotiator1303d ago (Edited 1303d ago )

Speak for yourself. There are plenty of intelligent people out there.

Rute1303d ago (Edited 1303d ago )

The word 'probably' shouldn't belong here.

Mankind has yet to even determine what kind of architecture a machine would require in order to be truly intelligent. Most probably it would have to operate on the edge of chaos like a human brain and that might mean it would also be share similar drawbacks.

"Superintelligence" might not be an evolutionarily stable strategy nor the most efficient strategy to gather resources around the universe (which we think is a sign of intelligence).

Dark_king1303d ago

I'm pretty sure its bacteria and its not intelligent at all.Its simple nature is why that is so, not saying there is not other intelligent life out there but compared to the bacteria out there it's probably like 1 intelligent being per 100 billion million bacteria.(this random number brought to you by nothing at all. Though the number is probably much higher I have high hopes for other life out there)

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