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Postby DIss0n80r » Sun May 06, 2012 3:14 am

What if the AI was designed to keep itself in check?
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Postby khanster » Sun May 06, 2012 3:22 am

DIss0n80r wrote:What if the AI was designed to keep itself in check?


Biological beings have built in computer codes to keep us in check called DNA ...until we figure out the code and change it.

An A.I. would figure out the code much faster in its own evolutionary time-line and re-write its own code, making the initial design protocol obsolete :(
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Postby DIss0n80r » Sun May 06, 2012 4:06 am

Seems related to the free will thread...

Is seeking autonomy a defining characteristic of self-awareness?
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Postby khanster » Sun May 06, 2012 4:17 am

DIss0n80r wrote:Seems related to the free will thread...

Is seeking autonomy a defining characteristic of self-awareness?


Maximization of freedom appears to be an inner drive for self aware beings, at least in the case of humans and other biological beings on Earth.
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Postby at1with0 » Sun May 06, 2012 11:53 am

A.I. would be indifferent to freedom unless programmed not to be.
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Postby DIss0n80r » Sun May 06, 2012 9:47 pm

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Would AI be dependent on programming to desire autonomy?

How important is desire as a defining characteristic of a truly conscious entity?
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Postby khanster » Sun May 06, 2012 11:43 pm

at1with0 wrote:A.I. would be indifferent to freedom unless programmed not to be.


After a certain point the A.I.'s become self programming, they recursively self improve.

This is known as the technological singularity. It is something that we have been discussing since 2006.

You must NOT have been reading the exchanges all of these years or you must be lost in your own thoughts. :boohoo:

Too bad for you.
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Postby DIss0n80r » Mon May 07, 2012 6:11 am

At1 smokes lots of weed. :(
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Postby at1with0 » Mon May 07, 2012 8:18 am

Self-modifying code has been around since at least 1948

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-modifying_code
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Postby khanster » Mon May 07, 2012 10:38 am

at1with0 wrote:Self-modifying code has been around since at least 1948

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-modifying_code


When a self modifying becomes self improving, "self aware" code that improves at an exponential rate in both hardware and software then that is the technological singularity.
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