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  • Published: Nov 10th, 2012
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Daily links 11/10/2012

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  1. Dave Walker
    on Nov 11th, 2012
    @ 14:09 pm

    Ah, AI; it’s always 20 years away.

    Over the last few years, I’ve come to think that Clarke may have been more prescient than may be generally appreciated; before Artificial Intelligence comes Artificial Stupidity, as we know, but if Artificial Intelligence can be achieved, the question arises as to whether it can be assured to be benign. Depending on how Artificial Intelligence it to be constructed, there may well be a risk of Artificial Insanity (as per HAL), Artificial Criminality, and a whole further raft of “configuration disorders” similar to mental illnesses in humans and higher-functioning animals. After all, as poor HAL concluded, when put in certain kind of high-stakes double- (or multiple-) bind, the only logical course of behaviour may indeed be to go mad. It’s worth noting that Asimov’s Laws of Robotics don’t necessarily act to prevent an AI going mad, only to reduce the risk of there being harmful consequences to a mad AI’s actions…


  2. Jonathan
    on Nov 15th, 2012
    @ 17:14 pm

    Started out as interesting, then I ended up reading it in the voice of Sheldon (BBTheory)

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