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Engineering student from the Netherlands.

Wide area of interest, but the main one is the impact of technology on society. Things like AI and sustainable technology in particular.

Back after a long break from hubski.

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Ah yes, it's like job hunting in that regard. In the end, they are hoping to benefit though, so keep that in mind ;-)

Also, mentors are great. Make sure you listen to them!

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Oh, I'm not the only one! Good to know.

What's there to panic about for grad school? They won't bite ;-)

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Name: speeding_snail

Location: Netherlands

Age: 28

Current Preoccupation: Job searching, energy transition, judo, reading, self improvement (such a hollow phrase)

Previous Preoccupation: Being a student, reddit, wallowing in despair at times

I quit Reddit and I thought about Hubski again. I'm hoping it's just as fun as it was in the olden days!

Also, I love seeing all these familiar names still.

I recently discovered Gallowstreet, a Dutch jazz band. It's almost New Orleans style jazz and I'm loving it.

It's an hour and a half for me at least, so I'll have to plan it a bit more in advance. But yeah, time to visit it soon!

Ah yes, I was about to say the same thing. It's all the way in the Hague unfortunately.

I'm not sure what is meant here:

    Ford says that it "maintains the highest transaction prices of any full-line automaker – $36,300 per vehicle."

Do they mean they are expensive? Or that they make the most money per transaction?

Anyway, it seems to me that Ford cannot keep up with what people actually want and instead of innovating and improving, doubles down on the markets where they already have a sizable part of the market. I wonder what the effects are for Ford globally (Ford is a rather popular brand in the Netherlands for example).

You gotta do something for others to invest in your company, and even better if you can get something out of it as well! And it seems you did get something out of it, so that's good.

Although I must say I'm kinda surprised you guys started this company. For some reason I was under the impression mk was a physicist and ecib, well, I don't know.

To be honest, I'm not quite sure if AGI would benefit from being "just like a human". I even find it a strange goal. I mean, we use all kinds of mental shortcuts and have biases that do hold us back or even confuse us. As AI is used to replace or enhance human capabilities, AI should be able to interpret the human communication, but it really should not do as we do. But I think that is another discussion entirely.

    I guess the main point I want to make is that this is not an experience that humans ever has had to deal with, ever, and it's going to be horrible.

Agreed, especially if we don't prepare.

    I don't think you have any idea how awful it will be; I have spent years doing exactly that with AI and AGI; I have a company doing AI and robotic consulting for a few years, after selling a company doing personalized voice recognition for 8 wonderful years, and I can tell you that AI is not well understood at all, which is really unfortunate.

Yeah, I have a notion of what can be done at the moment, but I don't know the latest developments etc, so you're probably right. Do you have any literature which can help me understand why you think it'll mean the end of humanity?

Great picture thenewgreen

I'm curious what you can do with this in a few years! (and it seems I have some reading up to do on this)

Ah, that does make it more clear. Thank you for clearing that up. I do still disagree with that somewhat, because we as humans can do things the AI is not capable of. Or at least, not yet capable of. It's a bit like you would redesign a module someone else already created just because you can.

The only thing we do know is that big changes are about to happen and many people will be caught unaware. We need to find a good answer to various possible outcomes and try to steer this into the right direction.

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