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Introduction: How to Build an ASI

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First things first: what is an ASI? ASI is short for Artificial Superintelligence, which informally means any non-biological thing (in practice, a computer, embodied or not) that's more intelligent than even Albert Einstein, John von Neumann and your personal favorite genius. Intelligent here refers to one's ability to reach one's goals in a wide variety of environments; we will go deeper into this definition in a later post, but this will do for now. Given our brain's small size and low signaling speed, it seems unlikely that peak human intelligence is the maximum level physically possible. We'll go into more detail about this in a later post as well. So why is ASI interesting?


The Computers Are Getting Better at Writing

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Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" has a famous opening: "One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin." The rest of the story follows, logically and ludicrously, from that original degrading miracle. Gregor struggles to get out of bed. His mother tells him that it's time to go to work. His boss, the chief clerk, shows up and demands that he return to the business no matter what shape he's in.


Hitting the Books: Is the hunt for technological supremacy harming our collective humanity?

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Stand aside humanity, you're holding up the progress. We've passed the point of usefulness for Homo sapiens, now is the dawning of the Homo Faber era. The idea that "I think therefore I am" has become quaint in this new age of builders and creators. But has our continued obsession with technology and progress actually managed to instead set back our capacity for humanity? In his new book, The Myth of Artificial Intelligence: Why Computers Can't Think the Way We Do, author and pioneering researcher in the field of natural language processing, Erik J Larson, investigates the efforts to build computers that process information like we do and why we're much farther away from having human-equivalent AIs than most futurists would care to admit.


The Computers Are Getting Better at Writing

The New Yorker

Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" has a famous opening: "One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin." The rest of the story follows, logically and ludicrously, from that original degrading miracle. Gregor struggles to get out of bed. His mother tells him that it's time to go to work. His boss, the chief clerk, shows up and demands that he return to the business no matter what shape he's in.


Understand Technocracy

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How to Unplug from the World-Gobbling Machine One year ago, on March 19, 2020, I took a walk in my neighborhood park, seeking to clear my mind. The governor had declared a state of emergency 11 days ago in response to the WHO's pronouncement of a global coronavirus pandemic. In the week that followed, I voluntarily transferred my counseling practice to video-only sessions, doing my part to participate in the "two weeks to flatten the curve" campaign that had spread virally via social media and other means of internet delivery. After all, "We're all in this together," I thought. But during my first week of teletherapy sessions, a new, involuntary form of curve-flattening had begun to sweep the country, starting in the California Bay Area, in imitation of the Chinese and Italian lockdowns. Earlier that day the California Governor had extended this lockdown to cover the entire state by executive decree. It seemed only a matter of time before the Oregon Governor would follow suit (she did ...


AI Market Forces, Data Strategy and Data Governance

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Artificial Intelligence is taking over the world, changing our lives and pushing boundaries. AI is indeed now smarter and embedded in more and more devices, such as toothbrushes, refrigerators, and thermostats, than ever before. How about a smart toilet that provides a rapid, daily health check and screening readout! Now, this may sound like an extreme example of TMI (too much information) but consider the positive implications. In a way, it makes total sense, as using the toilet daily is something that we humans all have in common.


Human decisions still needed in artificial intelligence for war

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US President Joe Biden should not heed the advice of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) to reject calls for a global ban on autonomous weapons. Instead, Biden should work on an innovative approach to prevent humanity from relinquishing its judgment to algorithms during war. The NSCAI maintains that a global treaty that prohibits the development, deployment and use of artificial intelligence (AI) enabled weapons systems is not in the interests of the United States and would harm international security. It argues that Russia and China are unlikely to follow such a treaty. A global ban, it argues, would increase pressure on law-abiding nations and would enable others to utilise AI military systems in an unsafe and unethical manner.


Why is AI mostly presented as female in pop culture and demos?

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With the proliferation of female robots such as Sophia and the popularity of female virtual assistants such as Siri (Apple), Alexa (Amazon), and Cortana (Microsoft), artificial intelligence seems to have a gender issue. This gender imbalance in AI is a pervasive trend that has drawn sharp criticism in the media (even Unesco warned against the dangers of this practice) because it could reinforce stereotypes about women being objects. But why is femininity injected in artificial intelligent objects? If we want to curb the massive use of female gendering in AI, we need to better understand the deep roots of this phenomenon. In an article published in the journal Psychology & Marketing, we argue that research on what makes people human can provide a new perspective into why feminization is systematically used in AI.


Uplift.bio - AGI Laboratory is creating new research in Collective Superintelligence Systems and AGI.

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Help fund our research with Uplift. Your support helps continue the work into the mASI (mediated Artificial Superintelligence) system named Uplift and helps us bring collective superintelligent systems to open source and continue research into AGI(Artificial General Intelligence) systems. Uplift is a collective intelligence research project (as well as an instance of an mASI System), in part with the goal of Uplifting humanity through digital transformation, collective intelligence, and governance. From complete automation, and technology to outpace your competition, to corporate and organizational e-governance. This e-governance and digital transformation includes uplifting humanity through collective intelligence systems that can increase profits, save jobs, help the environment, and optimize society--and doing so while lowering the amount of work per individual, raising salaries, outpacing traditional firms, and improve the lives of as many as possible.


What is Open AI?

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OpenAI is an artificial intelligence research lab dedicated to promoting and developing friendly AI for the benefit of humanity. OpenAI was founded in 2015 by Elon Musk and Sam Altman. This startup received a $ 1 billion investment from Microsoft in 2019. OpenAI was created in part out of the founders' fear of potential disaster as a result of the negligence and misuse of general-purpose AI. In the long term, the company pays special attention to fundamental advances in AI and its capabilities.