[ExI] thawing of ai winter?

Ben Zaiboc ben at zaiboc.net
Mon Apr 20 17:21:55 UTC 2020

On 18/04/2020 20:36, Keith Henson wrote:
> My work in evolutionary psychology makes me think that building AI
> based on human brains is an intolerably dangerous approach.
> Humans have rarely invoked psychological traits such as
> capture-bonding and those related to going to war and the perhaps
> related trait of being infested with religions.
> A human-based AI that understood a looming resource crisis could go to
> war with humans.

The idea, as far as I understand, is not to build an AI that is a copy 
of a human brain, but to learn the principles of operation of human 
brains and apply them, as appropriate, to building AI.

If nothing else, more understanding has to be better than less. The more 
we understand about how our own brains work, the better position we will 
be in to understand how to avoid the undesirable aspects. I'm sure the 
designers of a computer language like Python learned a lot from a 
language like C, which helped them to make something similar (a 
programing language), without the undesirable aspects of C.

Ben Zaiboc

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