From: Jason Gammon <boyinthemachine.nul> Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:27:27 -0500 (EST) Archived: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:34:00 -0500 Subject: Re: Artificial Intelligence >From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:53:40 -0000 >Subject: Re: Artificial Intelligence ><snip> >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 That's what the singularity is all about. So say we build an A.I. that is roughly equal to a human being in intelligence. The A.I. would then decide to upgrade itself, perhaps making itself 2x as smart as a human being. It would then use it's greater intelligence to even further increase it's intelligence to say like 4x that of a human being. Eventually it would increase at an exponential rate until it reaches a god-like level of intelligence. From that point on mankind is no longer the driving intelligence of planet earth. All the new great inventions are being made by machines, not by humans. It's also possible that an A.I. would design successive generations of intelligent machines. This is the scenario I favor, with an A.I. giving rise to untold forms of intelligent machines, branching out in an artificial form of evolution. As far as being "cold and dispassionate 'rulers'", I think you might be surprised. If an A.I. ever began to look at organic beings as resources or something to emulate, then it just may produce beings that are indistinguishable from a human being for example.An A.I. could theoretically create beings that we would not necessarily recognize as being machines or part machines, such as the occupants of UFOs for example. So so with our "friends" above, some look at them and automatically assume they are organic species like us, but from elsewhere. I do not share that view. I look at a drawing of the classic Gray or the perfected Nordic and I see artificial beings, perhaps cyborgs, perhaps machines designed to perfectly emulate human beings. The telepathy gives it away for me. I ponder telepathy and the easiest explanation is that we are dealing with technology that is somehow a part of the beings and not a naturally evolved ability of any organic species. Jason Gammon 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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