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Re: Artificial Intelligence

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:09:15 -0400
Archived: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 08:17:06 -0500
Subject: Re: Artificial Intelligence

>From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 09:58:35 -0500
>Subject: Re: Artificial Intelligence

>>From: John Donaldson <John.Donaldson.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:39:08 +0000
>>Subject: Artificial Intelligence

>>Dear List-Members,

>>I have come across the following very recent, authoritative,
>>scholarly article on the possibility for AI this century and
>>some possible consequences, which might be of interest:

>>Intelligence Explosion: Evidence and Import, by Luke Muehlhauser
>>and Anna Salamon of The Singularity Institute

>>Taken from:

>>Singularity Hypotheses: A scientific and philosophical
>>assessment, ed. Amnon Eden, Johnny S=F8raker, James H. Moor, and
>>Eric Steinhart. Berlin: Springer: 2012

>>Available at:


>This is an interesting article that basically asks how to
>implement Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics (without mentioning
>them) so that they cannot be circumvented by uncaring humans or
>a superhuman artificial intelligence. The authors conclude that
>there is a reasonable probability of human extinction if such an
>AI can be created, and that research should be aimed at
>minimizing that risk. Interestingly, given that the risk cannot
>be eliminated, the authors do not propose the option of blocking
>such research that could wipe us out. Aside from that, I take
>issue with an assumption behind the supposition that such a
>super AI can be created.


Remove greed, avarice, jealousy and above all spirituality from
the mix; add only empathy and curiosity.

Don Ledger

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