[ExI] It has begun

Giulio Prisco giulio at gmail.com
Mon Mar 6 10:58:57 UTC 2017

Didn't the big S start with the printing press?

On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 9:03 AM, Stuart LaForge <avant at sollegro.com> wrote:
> Dylan Distasio wrote:
> <I do agree with you that once it becomes apparent that the Singularity is
> actually happening that radical compromises will be necessary.  I don't
> see it as being inevitable before the rise of strong (conscious) AI
> though.>
> In case any of you missed it, the Singularity has already quietly begun,
> buried on the back page of the news. Neural networks have learned a trick
> analogous to genetic recombination which allows for rapid evolution. But
> since, as I have demonstrated before, the Generalized Turing Test is
> mathematically undecidable, it is impossible to know how long it will take
> for strong AI to become readily "apparent".
> However, in light of this and other recent advances like DeepMind, I think
> we may be less than a decade out from strong AI whether we recognize it
> for what it is or not:
> news article
> https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23331144-500-ai-learns-to-write-its-own-code-by-stealing-from-other-programs/
> technical article
> https://openreview.net/pdf?id=ByldLrqlx
> Excerpt: "A machine learning system has gained the ability to write its
> own code. Created by researchers at Microsoft and the University of
> Cambridge, the system, called DeepCoder, solved basic challenges of the
> kind set by programming competitions. This kind of approach could make it
> much easier for people to build simple programs without knowing how to
> write code."
> “The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed." - William
> Gibson
> Stuart LaForge
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