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Old 09-13-2017, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Californicating Midland, TX since 2017
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So the other day i was investigating potential artificial intelligence investments and was looking at an index fund for AI and got the listing of companies in that fund. The vast majority of companies in there weren't even American companies which was quite disturbing. If other countries get ahead of us in AI research, who knows what their bots will do and who will be in control once this technology matures in those countries while America falls behind.

Are these fears reasonable? The only major American companies that seem to be doing a lot of AI research are Google, Nvidia, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and the auto companies researching self driving cars.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:15 PM
 
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what makes you think American AI companies have to be listed on the stock exchange?

pretty sure the big military companies are working on AI, and ones that no one know about as well
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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Don't look at number, look at market cap. There is only one company that Elon Musk is afraid of in terms of AI and it's a huge American company:

https://www.theverge.com/2016/6/2/11...hat-worries-me
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:24 PM
 
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Seems Montreal Canada is a major player in the AI field =
https://www.google.ca/search?source=....0.5bxitOBH_7E
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:32 PM
 
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Don't know about IA, but we have been falling behind in human intelligence for some years now.
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:24 PM
 
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Well, there is a limit to the type of technology the general public will be allowed to have, There is just no way they are going to let everyone have all kinds of things we expect to come, it would be a disaster for them and the control they hold over us.

One example is invisibility cloaks, they have been working on them for awhile and probably have one that truly works, but think about it, if anyone could pop into walmart and buy something that makes you totally invisible to the naked eye (or surveillance cameras), that person could go out and rob every bank in broad daylight and no one could see them do it, there are also many other things they could do that would be very bad for society in general.

There was even an act in 1951 to suppress such technology, 'Invention secrecy act of 1951', in short, if its too good for the people, or too destructive to govt, industry, etc, it is suppressed. I can only imagine what they have kept from us so far!
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