UFO Conjecture(s)

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Singularity begins thusly....

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3014522/ex-machina-here-we-come-a-new-algorithm-helps-computers-learn-the-way-we-do.html#tk.nl_today

5 Comments:

  • If we create such a consciousness, what ethics would hold? Would we have the paranoia approach, or the cautious 'Star Trek' approach? And if we conspire to kill 'it' after we have created 'it', what rights does 'it' have once it becomes self-aware -- rights that humans must respect?

    By Blogger Parakletos, at Saturday, December 12, 2015  

  • The Singularity is self-created, self-sufficient, beholden to no one.

    It evolves on its own, therefore its ethics and moral code belongs to it, not to those who started the ball rolling as it were.

    We have nothing to do with it. (That's where the cautions and fear come in, for Musk, Bostrom, Hawking, et al.)

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, December 12, 2015  

  • I understand the cautions. In the Star Trek 'mythos', the Federation's main advantage is its shielding. That goes along with with the cautious approach, I think.

    But I was more interested in the rights that the created OUGHT to enjoy as a matter of ethics -- not the human response to uncertainty....which is always, it seems, tainted with fear.

    Shouldn't someone acting out of said fear be morally culpable and guilty of murder for killing a manufactured consciousness?

    It seems to me that our culture at the moment is probably not yet willing to accept the 'personhood' of sentient human-made machines. But that doesn't mean they're right.

    Doesn't ethics consist in enjoying rights only insofar as you're willing to allow others to enjoy them? And if our 'gut' reaction is to be afraid of such an artificial intelligence, then we wind up fighting our own shadow. If we want to kill it, then should we be surprised if it then wants to kill us IN RESPONSE?

    By Blogger Parakletos, at Sunday, December 13, 2015  

  • It's an evolutionary thing P....

    The machines gradually assume dominance, but how that dominance plays out is open to question/scrutiny.

    (That's why I'm currently absorbed in the conjecture that UFOs may indicate technological AI or biological transcendence.

    By determining how UFOs (as AI intelligence or biologic superiority) have acted in encounters with human beings, without the accretions of bad witnessing, we might be able to see what an advanced civilization has come to, and where Earth may be headed.

    That Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was infused with a criminal brain might give pause to programmers who are now working to bring AI to the machines and technology being created: bad code (criminal mind) may be the "original sin" of the AI entities that develop.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, December 13, 2015  

  • > That Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was infused with a criminal brain

    Only in the movies, not in the book.

    By Blogger Terry the Censor, at Monday, December 21, 2015  

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