Hi David > What of the possibility, Ben, of an Asimov-like reaction to the > possibility of thinking machines that compete with humans? It's the > kind of dumb, Man-Was-Not-Meant-to-Go-There, scenario we see all the > time on Sci-Fi Channel productions, but it is plausible, especially in > a world where so many people still haven't accepted that technology has > improved lives, ignoring the evidence of much of their own environment.
If the next big thing (advanced AGI) were to treat us like we treat the species we've advanced over, then I'd say humans have good reason to be nervous. But I think the solution is for humans and AGIs to grow up together and for AGIs to have to develop with well developed ethical capabilities/standards. Is anybody working on building ethical capacity into AGI from the ground up? As I mentioned to Ben yesterday, AGIs without ethics could end up being the next decade's e-viruses (on steriods). Cheers, Philip ------- To unsubscribe, change your address, or temporarily deactivate your subscription, please go to http://v2.listbox.com/member/