[ExI] 'Friendly' AI won't make any difference

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 12:51:52 UTC 2016

On 27 February 2016 at 00:48, Colin Hales wrote:
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> (i) WEAK FLIGHT = Computed models are a flight simulator (a study of flight,
> not actual flight)
> (ii) STRONG-FLIGHT = Computed models of flight carried out with the
> expectation that the computation will FLY!!!!!
> AI (Flight) has not even started yet. It's all 'automated intelligence'.
> Deep automation. Deep learning. Whatever.

It seems to me that intelligence emulators are all that are required.
The big investors (corporations and governments) want a tool that
increases their power and survivability. That covers everything from
new weaponry, new science, more power for people manipulation, new
techniques, etc. They don't want an AI that is concerned about
irrelevances like 'ethics' or 'the meaning of life'. They are not
trying to create 'artificial people' or a God to rule the world.
The safety concern is for their own protection, not safety for
everyone. They want to use their AI to weaken / destroy enemies.

It's survival of the strongest. Might makes right and the winners
write the history books.


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