I’m still slowly making my way through Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom, and a few pages into Chapter 8 – titled as above – is this brilliant exclamation from the imagined reader: But wait! This is not what we mean! Surely if the AI is superintelligent, it must understand that when we asked it to make us happy, we… Continue reading Is the Default Outcome Doom?
Tag: Douglas Adams
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. 3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five… Continue reading Untitled
[Skip 30 seconds off the start] All Deep Thought scenes from the TV series version of Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, which are feeling more and more apt as I read current AI thoughts and theories. Most notably these ones. Douglas Adams was so ahead of his time. Still such a loss.
Can’t remember where I heard the idea put so absolutely, but there’s the idea that humans are incapable of any truly original thought, that is, thoughts that aren’t in some way based on past influences and things that we’ve seen. It ties in with the whole Everything is a Remix work of Kirby Ferguson, but… Continue reading Nature’s imagination