Professor Doctor Hugo De Garis, Doctor Ben Goertzel and Ivar Moesman discusses various aspects of exponential growth of technology, artificial intelligence, bitcoin and 3D printing
Category: Intelligence Explosion
Technology isn’t a doubled-edged sword. At worst it is a 99% good sword and tiny 1% bad sword. Doubled-edged implies a 50/50 harm/goodness.
What is a mind? No universal definition exists.
What if the Industrial Revolution never ended? What if Da Vinci was not merely a creative genius but had many teachers due to the influx of Greek scholars after the fall of the Byzantium Empire? What if the future is just a stepwise evolution from the nearest-neighbor in systematic composition while directed by correspondence, one recombination after another, pushing along what has already happened while shaped by the pull of the potential?
We are getting used to the idea of rapidly developing technologies changing what we can do and how we do things. What most people haven’t considered is how technologies affect our language and how these changes are affecting the way we speak and even the way we think.
Whatever position you take on finitism, this obscure area of the philosophy of mathematics is well worth understanding.
Can advanced AGI go from subhuman intelligence to superintelligence in a remarkably short period of time? Probably not.
I was enjoying a quiet weekend when my news feed started to pop up with stories such as Elon Musk warns us that human-level AI is ‘potentially more dangerous than nukes’ etc. Wow!
“Intelligence” just means an ability to do mental/calculation tasks, averaged over many tasks. I’ve always found it plausible that machines will continue to do more kinds of mental tasks better, and eventually be better at pretty much all of them. But what I’ve found it hard to accept is a “local explosion.”
Stuart Armstrong, a former mathematician currently employed as a philosopher at Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute, has recently released an elegant little booklet titled Smarter Than Us. The theme is the importance of AGI to the future of the world….