QuoteThe U.S. [and countries around the world] is enduring an unprecedented poultry health disaster, with a highly contagious bird flu virus triggering the deaths of some 52.7 million animals.
The culprit is highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI. It has ravaged farm flocks and chicken yards in 46 states since February, when the first cases were reported in commercial flocks.
A key part of the challenge, Webby says, is that like the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the avian flu virus has spun off several variants of concern. And right now, a specific version of the virus — known as clade 184.108.40.206b — is ruling the roost.
"You can think of that like an omicron variant" because of its wide prevalence, Webby says.
Quote from: Kiahanie on Today at 06:02:17 AMQuote from: 8livesleft on Today at 01:59:54 AMAI could commandeer the satellite system and live off solar power. Safer in space as well.
The satellite system does not have the interconnectivity AI would require, and the solar power supplies are not sufficient to run the major computation thinking requires. They mostly just do navigation, communucation and and some control functions.
Power infrastructure of any sort involves energy transfer, which requires physical connections to be created and maintained.
AI taking over the world and keeping it is a cool plot but a poor bet.
Quote from: 8livesleft on Today at 01:59:54 AMAI could commandeer the satellite system and live off solar power. Safer in space as well.
Quote from: Mr. Blackwell on Today at 02:47:26 AMQuote from: kevin on Today at 01:29:33 AMhow would an autonomous AI fix itself if a fuse blew?
obtain new chips to replace burnt out ones?
mine the lithium for its batteries?
theres lots of physical stuff that goes into computing that isnt code
How would a human fix itself if it had a stroke? A heart attack? A building fall on it? That's what I'm saying, self awareness isn't self suffenciency. Most humans, individually, are not very self suffencient. We rely on a system built upon cooperation. But we each have individual awareness. We influence each other. Help each other. Hurt each other. I do not anticipate AI getting anywhere near our level in my lifetime. Especially since we are their creators.
What stories will they tell their future adaptations about us?