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AI And Pandora's Box

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 01:59:21 -0000
Archived: Mon, 04 Mar 2013 06:49:44 -0500
Subject: AI And Pandora's Box


Hello List,

A thoughtful article in the UK's `Telegraph' goes into some
detail on the Human Brain Project (HBP) which seems to have been
underway since about 2005:

http://tinyurl.com/aot37zx

"Mind of its own: building a human brain

A machine capable of thinking for itself and expressing emotion
is being developed in Switzerland"

Although the article stresses that several breakthroughs will
have to be made before the project can even be viable, the writer
still felt it necessary to lead off with a re-statement of the
danger of a `machine intelligence explosion' which, in the
prophetic words of Jack Good, would be "our last invention".

In fact, as reported in the piece, last year the Cambridge
Project for Existential Risk included that danger - of an AI
Takeover - in their short-list for study.

And, although the HBP claims to have an ethics division looking
at that problem, one member of the Existential Risk group seems
to think we may be sleep-walking into a 'Pandora's box moment
with artificial intelligence that, if missed, could be
catastrophic'.


Cheers

Ray D



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