On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 Telmo Menezes <te...@telmomenezes.com> wrote:
> it is not so clear to me that it has no intelligence. It
> leads to better and better designs,
If Evolution has intelligence it sure doesn't have much, despite the
resources of the entire planet at its disposal Evolution was incredibly
slow and sloppy in getting its work done; but it was the only way complex
things could get made until it finally invented brains after 3 billion
years of screwing around.
> my point is that what makes this a "bad idea" is our own
> evolutionary context. Why is it a bad idea exactly? It becomes
> tautological. It is a bad idea because it hurts your ability to pursue
> goals dictated by evolution.
The only goal dictated by Evolution is a vague command to figure out a way
to get your genes into the next generation, and just like the vague laws
that humans make that leaves plenty of room for interpretation, unintended
consequences, and loopholes.
> Outside of evolution, why would an entity
> not choose the easy way out?
Any intelligence regardless of if was produced by Evolution or by human
engineers or even by God would have a constantly shifting goal structure
depending on environmental circumstances. Even your iPhone has, in a sense,
a goal to continue working, so personal survival would certainly be a goal
for any brain even if it isn't guaranteed the permanent #1 position. Just
like with people I expect that with a AI survival would usually, although
not always, take the #1 slot. But for some some AIs just like with some
people, the mindless pursuit pleasure could be #1 , but I don't see why
that would be more common in a AI than it is in a person unless the
electronic version is far more powerful and addictive than the chemical we
call crack. But could the electronic version really be that much more
powerful and additive? I don't know, maybe it's possible. If it is then
that explains the Fermi Paradox.
Although we're using different language I think we may agree more than we
John K Clark
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