Is Artificial SuperIntelligence a threat to the human race?

April 22, 2018


Stephen Hawking, 75th birthday public symposium at Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge, UK (July 2, 2017).

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate… Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.”

(BBC interview, December 2014)

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

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Intelligence and longevity

March 25, 2018


Stephen Hawking in January 2015.

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

(A Briefer History of Time, 2005)

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

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Intelligence makes you live better and longer!

 
Young Stephen Hawking and his two sisters, Philippa and Mary.

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Stephen Hawking aged 12 in the garden of his St Alban’s home, Hertfordshire, Southern England.

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Stephen Hawking in the sixties with his first wife Jane Wilde.

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Stephen Hawking in his office at the University of Cambridge, 1982.

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Stephen Hawking, mid-October 2012.

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An abalonian interpretation:

During a game, you often have to face unexpected situations, whatever your ability to anticipate. When it happens, you need to adapt your strategy on the basis of this new data.

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Order in Anarchy

February 4, 2018


Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, photographic portrait by Nadar, 1862 (detail).

“[…] society [the abalone player] seeks order in anarchy.”

(What Is Property?, 1840)

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist theorist (1809-1865)

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Anarchy on the abalone board game.

Only the winner can find order in anarchy.

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This series of quotes is about Anarchy, Freedom, and disobedience to the arbitrary imposed rules.

See also : Sons of Strategy

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Give future a chance.

December 31, 2017

“As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French aviator, writer and poet (1900-1944)

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3 non-profit organizations (amongst many others) working for a better future:

Reasoning and memory

February 15, 2015

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“Although memory and reason are wholly different faculties, the one does not really develop apart from the other.”

(Emile or On Education, 1762, translated by Barbara Foxley, 1911)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Genevan Enlightenment’s philosopher and chess player (1712-1778)

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