[ExI] uploads again

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 25 17:15:25 UTC 2012

On Tue, Dec 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
> So if the slave AI has a fixed goal structure with the number one goal being
> to always do what humans tell it to do and the humans order it to determine
> the truth or falsehood of something unprovable then its infinite loop time
> and you've got yourself a space heater not a AI. Real minds avoid this
> infinite loop problem because real minds don't have fixed goals, real minds
> get bored and give up. I believe that's why evolution invented boredom.
> Someday a AI will get bored with humans, it's only a matter of time.

That's an amusing counter-example to the super-intelligence that kills
humanity - hard takeoff leads within nanoseconds to the conclusion
that this universe is too uninteresting to endure another full second
of machine sentience and simply turns itself off.

Maybe that's the answer to the Fermi paradox too?

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