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Paperclip Game Demonstrates Automation and AI

This text based game appears simple at first glance. It begins with only one action available: clicking on a button to make a paperclip. But soon you can automate that process with “autoclippers” and then you’re off and flying on a mission to take over everything by turning it all into paperclips. Universal Paperclips [this […]

Swarm Intelligence

Hive mind thinking can conglomerate and amplify intelligence. Bees, ants, and other groups of animals create a higher collective wisdom than any individual contributor exhibits. Cloud technology enables correlation that mimics self organizing organic swarms. Artificial swarm intelligence offers an opportunity to create super intelligence based on humans. New hope for humans in an A.I. […]

A Timeline of Recursive Self-improving Algorithms

This brief but fascinating time-line list of algorithms that include recursive self improvement is well worth reading and even studying the links at the bottom of the article. Timeline and analysis of existing attempts of recursive self improving (RSI) software systems – [] What are Self-Improving algorithms? Self-Improving algorithms must have the property to get […]

Self Improvement is Recursive

A recursive process does something, stores the result, and then reapplies the same process using the new result. We see this often in mathematical equations and computer programming. Any process of continuous self improvement tends to be recursive by nature. We improve ourselves, then continue to work on improving ourselves, but using the new improvements […]

Building a Synthetic Consciousness

The team had been working for some time on automating stock market trades. Every night the scripts poured over the data from the trading day, matching patterns that had been determined to provide advantageous trading opportunities and extracting the pieces needed for further analysis. Those pieces were fed through several neural networks that had been […]

AI Will Learn Faster

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will learn faster than most humans. We can also do this. Learning Smart – [] Instead of focusing on learning facts, we should first concentrate on how to best learn. Learning facts first often teaches thinking skills limited to the specific fact set. The result is rote memorization without the ability to […]

AI Is Our Only Salvation

Recent news stories have echoed worries that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a threat to us. In fact, AI is our only salvation. There are numerous existential threats on our immediate horizon, including: nuclear weapons, bio-genetic weapons, nanotechnology weapons, robotic weapons, and more possibilities. Nuclear and robotic weapons pale in comparison to bio-genetic weapons and nanotechnology […]

Nano Neural Networks

Current neural networks are software constructs that run on computing devices. A new approach suggests the possibility of building neural networks into hardware using the structure of nanomaterials. AI implications: Engineer’s model lays groundwork for machine-learning device – [] In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, an engineer […]

Detecting Intelligence

Intelligence is a complex concept and can be difficult to define. How we define it will determine how we go about attempting to detect it. If we use a simplistic definition that only includes computation speed and accuracy and amount of information, we will use those factors to determine whether or not we have detected […]

Multidimensional Intelligence

Intelligence is often presented as a simple linear scale that ranges from some description of “low” to some description of “high”. In fact, intelligence takes on different forms. The linear scale is often used to describe factors like: computational speed, computational accuracy, and amount of knowledge stored. While these all should be included in an […]