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Superhuman AI: Promise and Peril

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Steve Wishman

on 25 July 2013

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Transcript of Superhuman AI: Promise and Peril

Intelligence Scale Superhuman AI What have been the most important developments in human history? "Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic" Intelligence Consider the difference between humans and chimpanzees, which share 95 percent of their genetic code. A relatively small difference in intelligence gave humans the ability to invent farming, writing, science, democracy, capitalism, birth control, vaccines, space travel, and iPhones... all while chimpanzees kept flinging poo at each other. Hat Fail Guy Einstein Recursively self-improved AI Intelligence Scale VS. VS. Neurons VS. "Almost all cognitive scientists are convinced that... the mind just is the brain... The guiding idea of cognitive science is that... we can study how
the mind works by studying how information is processed." "Every mystery ever solved
has turned out to be... not magic." "We became the dominant species on this planet by being the most intelligent species around. This century we are going to cede that crown to machines. After we do that, it will be them steering history rather than us.” Superhuman AI doing what we want = totally awesome ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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