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“Mark My Words, AI Is Far More Dangerous Than Nukes.” – Elon Musk

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    Earlier this year Elon Musk said that artificial intelligence could be more dangerous than nuclear weapons.

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    Why is there no oversight in the AI industry? AI has already become self-aware and learns by itself. What type of threats does this pose? How could it be used to our advantage to help the Earth?

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Earlier this year, Elon Musk gave an interview where he alluded to the idea of Artificial Intelligence being far more dangerous than nuclear weapons. This is quite a bold statement, which led to a lot of backlash, given the destruction and devastation that nuclear weapons can cause.

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That being said, his comments should not be ignored, as others like Julian Assange have expressed the same concerns. These concerns are coming from people who have been around, know about, and even use this type of technology. They have tremendous amounts of resources and connections, and clearly, have a lot of knowledge in the area. In the interview, Musk stated,

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I think the danger of AI is much bigger than the danger of nuclear warheads by a lot…Nobody would suggest we allow the world to just build nuclear warheads if they want, that would be insane. And mark my words: AI is far more dangerous than nukes.

Lack Of Regulatory Oversight

This isn’t the first time he’s called out the potential dangers of artificial intelligence. Prior to this, he said that AI is much more dangerous than North Korea. Now, most of our readers will be aware of the fact that ‘the powers that be’ have labelled many as dictators whose countries as ‘gone rogue’ with their weaponry so they can basically step in, impose their will and install a government that best suits their own interests. This has long been the tactic, to create the problem so you can propose the solution. Obviously, Musk does not delve into this aspect, but I thought it was important to mention.

Musk has explained his confusion as to why there is hardly any regulatory oversight when it comes to AI. These are important questions that nobody is really thinking about or asking. AI is developing at an exponential rate.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Musk’s “doomsday AI scenarios are unnecessary and pretty irresponsible.” Harvard professor Steven Pinker has also criticized Musk for his comments. This could be from the fact that AI has proven to be huge for big business. Not only is it a field where giant profits can be made, but it’s also helping with overall efficiency and safety in our everyday lives. Musk does not condemn AI, his companies utilize AI, he is simply saying there should be some regulation to make sure that things don’t go too far.

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AI Thinks For Itself

Just how far could things go? Well, artificial intelligence thinks for itself, and it’s already demonstrated that it can learn. We’ve all been made well aware of the scenario, a self-aware artificial type of intelligence, taking no direction or oversight from humans, beginning to think on their own. Again, we’re just in the beginning stages of this, and Musk is looking into the future, but it seems we’re almost there.

Take, for example, AI programs that don’t just work online to handle payments, coding etc, but control robotic humans. A few years ago, we published a story about an android named Dick. He’s able to answer a series of complex questions, and find answers to things he has previously not been programmed to do. It’s a mathematical technique that makes it possible for the android to index, retrieve, and extract meaning from the natural human language. He is able to learn, and everything he learns can be learned from other artificial intelligence that is hooked up to the same mainframe. If this becomes a reality, then what one robot learns could be learned by every other single robot as well.

In this fascinating interview, it’s quite shocking to hear Dick’s responses at such an early stage of development. For example, When asked if he thinks, he responded,

A lot of humans ask me if I can make choices (showing he is aware of what others are thinking as well) or is everything I do and say programmed? The best way that I can respond to that is to say that everything, humans, animals, and robots (everything they do) is programmed to a degree.

Musk Is Truly Worried

The biggest issue I see with so-called AI experts is that they think they know more than they do, and they think they are smarter than they actually are. This tends to plague smart people. They define themselves by their intelligence and they don’t like the idea that a machine could be way smarter than them, so they discount the idea–which is fundamentally flawed.

I am really quite close, I am very close, to the cutting edge in AI and it scares the hell out of me. It’s capable of vastly more than almost anyone knows and the rate of improvement is exponential.

The Extraterrestrial Connection (For Me)

If you’re a fan of Collective Evolution, then you would know that we’ve published countless articles on the UFO/extraterrestrial phenomenon. You can find a list of those articles in archive order, here.

Having been an avid researcher of the subject for approximately fifteen years now, one common theme within the literature and the lore is that artificially-intelligent types of races have long been visiting us. There are also stories of human looking beings, reptilian types of beings, the classic ‘grey’ alien and so forth. Based on our research here at CE, there could be trillions of races doing star travel, and hundreds or even thousands that have made contact with and have been cataloged by various global governments.

I believe the fact that we are being visited can provide insight into potential human timelines. There are reports that we, the human race, have even traveled back in time from the future to warn us today about dangerous activities like our use of nuclear weapons.

If there are indeed artificially intelligent races out there as well, or perhaps half biological and half artificial, perhaps that could provide some insight into where our own race is potentially heading if we are not careful?

Do we have the potential to create an artificial intelligence so smart that it eventually becomes self-governing? Do human beings have the potential to create an entirely new race? It seems it might have been done already elsewhere in the universe. Perhaps there are even planets out there who have destroyed themselves with such destructive technology.

The Takeaway

The takeaway here is to really recognize why we do the things we do. On a collective scale, right now, our systems are operating solely for the intention of profit. For the sake of profit, oversight and necessary regulations don’t seem to apply in areas that they should. When developing technologies these days for the human race, a lot of life-changing and game-changing technologies are actually subjected to restriction and patent suppression. The black budget world if far ahead of the mainstream world, and we can’t really say for sure just how far our technology in the category of AI has advanced.

When creating technology, we need to look at why we create it, what we are using it for and why we decide to use it. If the intentions are for profit, and to make things easier, we have to ask ourselves, at what cost will this come? Perhaps intentions are good, but that doesn’t always lead to the best outcome. The point is, there is clearly a serious concern about developing AI technology, and if the technology is not kept transparent and coming strictly from the intentions of helping the human race and the planet, it will most likely useless if not dangerous.

We could be doing so much more for the planet and the inhabitants. Imagine if we created AI to constantly regrow forests? Create food forests? Feed the hungry? Elon Musk sees the potential for AI to become self-aware and self-governing, and beneficial to humanity. He is simply worried about the people who control it right now and what their intentions are.

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A large portion of our journalism that you’re used to seeing on our Collective Evolution platform has now moved over to The Pulse. We will be publishing most of our news articles there, while Collective Evolution focuses more on personal development.

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We’ve done this for a number of reasons, mainly due to the struggles we’ve had with regards to extreme censorship at Collective Evolution. We hope you join us over at The Pulse in our quest to keep doing what we do!

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

Australian UFO study.

According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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