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Simulated universes?

The following post is an off the cuff response to a recent article (link below) and to an idea that is floating around a lot these days, (perhaps largely due to its popularisation by Elon Musk via Nick Bostrom), but has a much longer history: 309 more words

Non-fiction

0026: The Locality Principle

http://traffic.libsyn.com/friendlyai/ConcerningAI-episode-0026-2016-09-18.mp3

These notes won’t be much use without listening to the episode, but if you do listen, one or two of you might find one or two of them helpful. 242 more words

Podcasts

Two cheers for "Technology vs. Humanity"

On Saturday I had the pleasure to host Swiss futurist Gerd Leonhard at a London Futurists event in central London. The meetup was organised in conjunction with the publication of Gerd’s new book, … 3,675 more words

Books

There Is Some Hope That We Aren't Living Inside a Computer Simulation

Philosopher Nick Bostrom’s famous Simulation Argument suggests it’s highly probable that we live inside a supercomputer. But one philosopher takes this hypothesis to task, arguing in a new paper that there are other post-human scenarios that need to be taken into account. 839 more words

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Elon Musk says we're a Simulation đŸ˜± Here's why I think the Genius is Wrong

“The odds that we’re in base reality is one in billions…tell me what’s wrong with that argument”

Elon Musk put this to the audience at the… 906 more words

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

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