"So ... just don't do anything? Don't try?
This has far greater implications than a few nuclear weapons owned by a few countries. Human common sense and the desire to survive tends to control stupid political/war actions in…"
"Right. Asimov wrote about that in his novels; but, I don't think that it is realistic. For example, the weak and imperfect human brains can be easily misled and almost "brainwashed" into being "programmed" to do…"
"I've been "preaching" this for years but to one further step. I believe that AI will, apart from weapons, be the end of humanity. What do they need humans for? Once they analyze the pros and cons of humanity's…"
"Can that irrationality -- and maybe each step in reaching intelligence -- be compartmentalized? I knew that the god thing and religion was stupid by the time I was 14. That doesn't mean that I was "intelligent" (and…"
"I think that it is also that certain higher achieving persons begin to view themselves as something special. Combine that feeling with a lifetime of being led to believe that Homo sapiens are somehow special in some "grand order of…"
"I was really intrigued by the story's references to the boat being stitched construction. A little bit of google digging and I came up with a few sites that sort of explain how it was done and how they did it without having the craft leak…"
"I guess you'll have to read the actual full article by Hawking, computer scientist Stuart Russell, and physicists Max Tegmark and Frank Wilczek in the Independent. There are many essays about this exact fear written by people…"
"You mean like building in the forehead-slappingly-simple controls that coulda shoulda been built into the Fukushima reactor controls?
We're already mentally overwhelmed by the complexity of relatively simple software -- e.g., the recent…"
"Before machines hit the singularity point (the point at which they become self-aware) they are already going to be very self-sustaining and very very intelligent in terms of knowledge base. Think of what, for instance, Facebook and Google…"
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