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: >>singularity.org/files/IE-EI.pdf >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. <snip> Remove greed, avarice, jealousy and above all spirituality from the mix; add only empathy and curiosity. Don Ledger Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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