Monday, October 13, 2014

Daily Thoughts 10/13/2014

Daily Thoughts 10/13/2014

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.

Today is Columbus Day.

I read some more of Superintelligence Paths, Dangers, and Strategies by Nick Bostrum.  Nick Bostrum describes how we cannot assign human motivations to artificial intelligence.  Artificial intelligence will initially have the values which people program into them.  For example, if the purpose is to build cars, a super intelligent artificial intelligence might decide to build cars which would reach every point on the globe.  Another example might be if a digital personal assistant which gained human level intelligence might want to make sure that every person had a copy of it to use.  I have just started reading the chapter on containment. I rather like the idea of containing artificial intelligence in virtual worlds.

The book reminds me that there are already large scale projects to map and emulate the human brain with supercomputers.  These include projects like the Human Brain Project. Europe's Brain Project is Back on Track.

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