Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #641 - Preparing for our posthuman future of artificial intelligence
Still in catch up mode.
I own a lot of David Brin books and yet have not read enough,. I have many in my to read book case, including Existence, his latest. This is a project to which I should devote myself.
Meanwhile this is here for me to read. Maybe others will be interested.
After all, I have always liked show and tell.
from - http://www.kurzweilai.net/preparing-for-our-posthuman-future-of-artificial-intelligence
Preparing for our posthuman future of artificial intelligence
March 9, 2017
“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” – George Orwell
“Exponentially and the “gradually then suddenly” phenomenon are essential to understand when creating our future… Increasingly, we will see humble beginnings of a huge opportunity or threat. And then, all of a sudden, it is either gone and forgotten or it is here, now, and much bigger than imagined. Think of solar energy, digital currencies, or autonomous vehicles: All took a long time to play out, but all of a sudden, they’re here and they’re roaring. Those who adapt too slowly or fail to foresee the pivot points will suffer the consequences.”
- We should all try to retain mastery over mechanisms that cannot ever have any ethical constraints of their own.
- All that we hold dear will be doomed, unless we consistently, forcefully and perpetually apply upon our tools moral standards that have served humanity to this point.
“Frank Lloyd Wright is rumored to have once boasted that he could design a house which…could lead the inhabitants to fall in love, or to get divorced. If this was even partly true of building architecture…then what of the architecture of those who will be holding, and reacting to, our innermost secrets? How will a new user know that she is using a bot with bad performance statistics? Should there be different levels of ethical certification for bots involved with selling shoes on Amazon, compared to counseling or doing Watson-like medical diagnoses?”
A Failed Prescription
- Does this idea violate the human rights of anyone involved?
- Does this idea substitute human relationships with machine relationships?
- Does this idea put efficiency over humanity?
- Does this idea put economics and profits over the most basic human ethics?
- Does this idea automate something that should not be automated?
A Method That Is Truly Human
|(credit: Harper Prism)|
David Brin is a scientist, public speaker, and world-known author. His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula and other awards. At least a dozen have been translated into more than twenty languages.
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NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.