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Meeting discussion points, September 2015, AI and philosophy

Notes from discussion meeting September 2015, AI and philosophy

Many thanks to Annabel for leading this session and doing the research to stimulate a very interesting discussion, one that we need to revisit as many questions were raised and not tackled in depth. 683 more words

Meeting Discussion Points

The recalcitrance of prediction

We have identified how Bostrom’s core argument for superintelligence explosion depends on a crucial assumption. An intelligence explosion will happen only if the kinds of cognitive capacities involved in… 1,605 more words


The relationship between Bostrom's argument and AI X-Risk

One reason why I have been writing about Bostrom’s superintelligence argument is because I am acquainted with what could be called the AI X-Risk social movement. 633 more words


Bostrom and Habermas: technical and political moralities, and the God's eye view

An intriguing chapter that follows naturally from Nick Bostrom’s core argument is his discussion of machine ethics writ large. He asks: suppose one could install into an omnipotent machine ethical principles, trusting it with the future of humanity. 314 more words