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Response to the Unilateralist’s Curse, Stuart Armstrong

Author Information: Stuart Armstrong, Oxford University, stuart.armstrong@philosophy.ox.ac.uk

Armstrong, Stuart. “Response to the Unilateralist’s Curse.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 5, no. 4 (2016): 33-36. 1,644 more words

The Transhumanist Scrapbook - If You Have Concerns About A.I. Read...

Source: GizaDeathStar.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
March 29, 2016

If you’re like Nick Bostrom, Isaac Asimov, or (not to put myself on their level), me, you probably have a few, nay, probably many misgivings about the idea of artificial intelligence and the coming “robot revolution.” Asimov, in his typically perspicacious way, explored the ethics and moral issues of artificial intelligences and robots in his sci-fi classic, … 464 more words


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  • IBM Watson AI X-Prize
  • From Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (Kindle Locations 2497-2500). Oxford University Press. Kindle Edition.
    • The orthogonality thesis holds (with some caveats) that intelligence and final goals are independent variables: any level of intelligence could be combined with any final goal.
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0005: Paths to Superintelligence


– 3 paths … Connectionist (Neural nets), Computationalist (Symbolic), Robotics (embodied) … Uploading … big data … other paths
intelligence explosion

IBM paper says… 73 more words


0004: Prioritization of Risks


Our notes compiled in prep for recording this episode. Much of this we didn’t talk about.

– Define existential threat
– Diagram
– Examples … simulation off, dark forest, 1,322 more words


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