[ExI] Unfrendly AI is a mistaken idea.

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Jun 12 11:23:57 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 08:51:30PM +1000, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:

>    I don't see why you say superpersonal entities are not smart. Even

Did you ever talk to a mob? A lot of it can be modeled by CFD.
Corporations are a bit smarter, but still way subhuman.

Any group of people scales up to a point, for obvious reasons
(The mythical man-month). 

>    having a few people "put their heads together" creates an entity that
>    is smarter and more capable than any individual. Arguably, the most
>    significant aspect of human intelligence is that it allows effective
>    scaling up through communication between individuals. Collectively,
>    the human race is a very intelligent and powerful animal indeed.

Powerful, yes. Intelligent, no.

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