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SuperIntelligence

by NiMA asghari9mOctober 1st, 2016
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<a href="https://hackernoon.com/tagged/artificial-intelligence" target="_blank">Artificial intelligence</a>, broadly defined, is an effort aimed at replicating cognitive capacities of humans and other biologically evolved animals via computer algorithms. On the path from simple calculators to human level artificial intelligence (AI) and beyond, many ethical and societal issues will arise and likely hinder the development of AI. Most concerning of these might be the existential threat that AI and its potentially superior successors will pose to human kind. Our relationship with future AIs could be akin to our relationship with apes and horses, we look down at the former as inferiors and use the latter for our benefit and entertainment. Our fate as a species might one day depend on our AI overlords who could have evolved or designed to be benevolent or malevolent towards us. Still, as many proponents and opponents of AI might agree, there is a long road ahead of us until we have AIs superior to humans. Until then our concern should be twofold; first, how to make sure the resulting super intelligent agents or entities will do no harm to us, and second, how to prevent a one-sided winner-take-all scenario where all the gains from AI go to the few who got it right first. In this essay, the path to super intelligence will be explored, but in addition, intermediate stages between the current state of AI and super intelligence will also get their fair share of scrutiny.

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