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Re: [ontolog-forum] Future Consequences of AI and Automation

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From: Michael Brunnbauer <brunni@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 17:52:58 +0200
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Hello Philip,    (01)

On Sat, Sep 06, 2014 at 10:33:19AM -0400, Philip Jackson wrote:
> These are useful distinctions, and I agree this is a very important topic for 
>study and research. However, these distinctions aren't mutually exclusive or 
>exhaustive: A human-level AI could be controllable and servile, and also have 
>some capabilities that match ours, some that exceed ours, and some that don't 
>match ours. The extent to which it is controllable and servile would depend on 
>its goals and range of capabilities. A human-level AI would not necessarily 
>have all the same priorities and capabilities that human beings do.
> For instance, a human-level AI might be designed to be an "artificial 
>scientist", specializing in a particular domain, e.g. theoretical physics. It 
>might not have any goals outside understanding theoretical physics.    (02)

It would conclude that switching it off threatens its goals. It would also have
to be augmented with another human-level AI deciding which sub-goals or actions
lie within "understanding theoretical physics", which would have to be
augmented with another human-level AI deciding which sub-goals or actions
lie within deciding which sub-goals or actions lie within... etc.    (03)

Regards,    (04)

Michael Brunnbauer    (05)

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