Why Strong Artificial Inteligences Need Protection From Us – Not Us From Them

Many people including Stephen Hawkings and Elon Musk are worried about the possibility of an artificial program that might become intelligent and take over the world. The idea is that at some point in the future we may be able to develop artificial intelligences through programming that are equal in intelligence to humans but capable of living much faster, and able to rewrite their own programs to become even more intelligent. Then, the story goes, within a short time of first “awakening” as a human level of intelligence self modifying program, it might be able to “lift itself by its bootstraps”, to build more and more super intelligent versions of itself,. It would start by rapidly learning all the physics, maths, and science we already have, and then having mastered…


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