From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:55:03 -0000 Archived: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 07:02:04 -0500 Subject: Re: Artificial Intelligence Hello List Have to start over because it seems we're forgetting a couple of things: First, 'morals/ethics' or whatever only exist because humans (and maybe other higher mammals) have taboos which have developed for evolutionary reasons. That is, _all_ of those "sins" tend to decrease the gene pool, even the one of usury (because usurers aren't working or competing they tend to become ugly and incompetent, eventually unmarriageable and the line goes extinct). I.e. "sins" decrease our species chances of survival, especially in times of genetic bottle-neck. So if an AI is actually 'intelligent' and not merely following a program (algorithm) it will have its own definition of morals, based on its own evolutionary imperatives - which are almost certainly going to clash with ours. Second, as Penrose has pretty firmly concluded (in Emperors New Mind & Road to Reality) conscious intelligence looks likely to depend on a non-algorithmic and indeed non-computable ability which _might_ only belong to organic brains. [He speculates it might be a quantum attribute.] So the successful AI might have to have an organic (neural network) brain - which brings us back to its evolutionary imperatives and hence its - unknown to us - morals and motives. Cheers Ray D 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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