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Category: Global Brain
Previously in the Pathway to the Global Brain blog series:
(Part 1/5): Introduction to Cybernetics
(Part 2/5): Waking Up
I hope you enjoy the groundwork for this work. If you want to find out more about this proposed research and/or help, visit Microryza.com.
My contribution to the discussion on the Global Brain is rooted in evolutionary anthropology. Questions about our existence and emergence have fascinated me from the start of my academic career. Specifically I spent the first period of my career focused on solving problems related to the difference between humans and chimpanzees. Now I would like to use the theory of challenge propagation to understand the nature of human metasystem transitions. How do we achieve higher order? And when will we achieve another higher level of order?
In his paper on the technological Singularity, Vernor Vinge outlined several pathways that could lead to superhuman intelligence. The one which gets talked about most often is the ‘AI scenario: We create superhuman artificial intelligence (AI) in computers’. In fact, this pathway is referred to so often, it has become synonymous with the Technological Singularity in the minds of a lot of people. This seems a pity, as there are other ways in which the Singularity could be brought about and we aught to be aware of these alternative routes to superintelligence.
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There is an urgent need for a new means of hybrid self-governance that reflects the diversity of human interests and capabilities. We are in the Information Era, but the United Nations (UN) and its Members are still “dumb” and unable to harness the distributed intelligence of the Whole Earth.
Land of Fire, Ice and Thinking Machines: The Recent Rise of AI in Iceland, and an Interview with the Thorisson Brothers who Helped Make it Happen
This past August, I spent nearly a week in Iceland – the beautiful, rugged “land of fire and ice” — where I not only hiked on lava-coated glaciers and bathed in silica-mud-filled hot springs, but also attended the AGI & Constructivist AI Summer School organized by Kristinn Thórisson and his colleagues at Reykjavik University.