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Urgent. A priority: Teach artificial intelligence programs how to make moral choices

Teach artificial intelligence how to make moral choices

Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as “smart” as a human being. 2,801 more words


Computer ai and how to avoid the RISE OF THE MACHINES..

Nick Bostrom Professor of Philosophy in Oxford on What happens when our computers get smarter than we are? 51 more words

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The Simulation Argument

One of the themes of the Auran Chronicles is regarding the nature of reality. It postulates the question – “what if everything we knew about reality was a lie?” 534 more words


the girl with the spider's nest [book review]

“..the Millennium Trilogy was messier and more eccentric than much popular fiction, a genre that can lean towards standardisation. Lagercrantz’s continuation, while never formulaic, is a cleaner and tighter read than the originals…” 498 more words


We talked to the Oxford philosopher who gave Elon Musk the theory that we are all computer simulations

Earlier this week, Elon Musk put forward a provocative argument: The odds are overwhelming that we’re characters in an advanced civilization’s computer simulation.

Our own video games have advanced at a rapid pace, from Pong in the 1970s to immersive virtual reality today,  754 more words

Responsibility, Identity and Artificial Beings: Persons, Supra-Persons, and Para-Persons

Thanks to Justin Caouette for inviting me to the blog. I’ll start with a bit that draws ideas from a paper I’m working on for a book on Robot Ethics: 1,236 more words