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Re: Artificial Intelligence

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:53:40 -0000
Archived: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:24:36 -0500
Subject: Re: Artificial Intelligence


>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:09:15 -0400
>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

<snip>

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

><snip>

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

Hi Don and William

It seems some folk are thinking that we couldn't build AIs
clever enough to be a danger - but I read the paper as more than
hinting that the real explosion of AI intelligence would come as
soon as we let computers design their own successors.

I.e. before we know it we would be facing incomprehensibly
intelligent and self-sufficient machines - with no 'off-
switches' - which are cold and dispassionate `rulers'.


Cheers

Ray D




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