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Superintelligence paths, dangers, strategies

by Bostrom, Nick, 1973-

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Summary
The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed AI or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation? To get closer to an answer to this question, we must make our way through a fascinating landscape of topics and considerations. Read the book and learn about oracles, genies, singletons; about boxing methods, tripwires, and mind crime; about humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological development; indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole brain emulation and technology couplings; Malthusian economics and dystopian evolution; artificial intelligence, and biological cognitive enhancement, and collective intelligence.
Contents
1: Past Developments and Present Capabilities
2: Roads to Superintelligence
3: Forms of Superintelligence
4: Singularity Dynamics
5: Decisive Strategic Advantage
6: Intellectual Superpowers
7: The Superintelligent Will
8: Is the Default Outcome Doom?
9: The Control Problem
10: Oracles, Genies, Sovereigns, Tools
11: Multipolar Scenarios
12: Acquiring Values
13: Design Choices
14: The Strategic Picture
15: Nut-Cutting Time.

Additional Information
Subjects Artificial intelligence Philosophy
Artificial intelligence Social aspects
Artificial intelligence Moral and ethical aspects
Cognitive science
Computer Technology
Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :OUP Oxford2014
2014
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-324) and index.
ISBN 9780191666834
0191666831
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