Stanislaw Lem in his “Summa technology.




remember almost 20 years ago, our relational algebra teacher was of the opinion that artificial intelligence is impossible. It is interesting to ask him now – suddenly changed his mind? The key statement:
Biology inspires us to develop computers. We are already thinking emulate on computers. Deep learning techniques that I mentioned, using multi-layer neural networks, which are based on real ones. Using these models borrowed from biology, plus all the things that make developers for decades in the field of artificial intelligence, plus a continually improving hardware – we’ll get to the level of a man twenty years.

Failure to understand this, IMHO, my teacher was a mistake. He thought pattern – Lisp, Prolog … Here it is, the key to artificial intelligence – our own brain. Understanding (especially at the stage of mental development interfaces interact with computers) and simulation of its operations and become artificial intelligence. And not necessarily on silicon – after all, the brain can grow. And not necessarily from stem cells – biologists have learned to generate artificial. Another thing is that while any ethical problems. And after hundreds of years of wild juries seem anachronistic, democratic and other forms of social organization – all decisions will not take a lot of stupid man in the street (it seemed more savage Plato, who dreamed about the rule of philosophers), and artificial intelligence. But there really are hidden big threat. Not because as a silly Hollywood movie machine will try to seize power over the people – by the time people with cars are too closely integrated. There is another problem – extremely high intellectual capabilities of artificial intelligence, control humanity, so much can beat the human little minds that some of his decisions (and worse yet – their complex combination that seamlessly leads to the desired result) will be totally illegal or unenforceable ethical views of humanity . Well, for example, would superbrain dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, had been guided by the best of intentions for the good of mankind? Yes for sure. There are hundreds of thousands killed any innocent people – and in the case nekapitulyatsii Japan and the U.S. invasion (followed by a fanatical and violent resistance to the Japanese), they would have been killed millions. And this from the point of view of our current understanding of the welfare of mankind, according to which the fewer people will die – the better. And can you imagine the idea of ​​the welfare of humanity at the Overmind, armed with a huge computational resources, and to embrace the whole of human experience – from the digitized library with all the books ever written, and make a film, to discuss the interview in this thread? … This issue has raised more than half a century ago More Stanislaw Lem in his “Summa technology.



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