Artificial Intelligence and Skynet

An intelligent yet evil operating system connected to nearly every device we use on a daily basis. Seems like science-fiction—but are we starting to live in this kind of world? Artificial Intelligence and Skynet Len Calderone for | RoboticsTomorrow Skynet is a fictional neural net-based conscious group mind and artificial intelligence that is employed in the Terminator movies, as the villain. Skynet became self-aware after spreading into millions of computer servers around the world. Realizing what Skynet could do, its creators tried to deactivate it. Skynet is a global, artificial intelligence, which seeks to exterminate the human race in order to fulfill the mandates of its original coding. The U.S. government has its own Skynet. It’s a program run by the National Security Agency (NSA) that performs machine learning analysis on communications data to extract information about possible terror suspects. The tool is used to identify targets, such as al-Qaeda couriers, who move between GSM cellular networks. These couriers often swap SIM cards within phones that have the same ESN, IMEI or MEID number. Machine learning is the subfield of computer science that gives computers the ability to learn without being obviously programmed. Machine learning explores and studies the construction…

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