The danger of avoiding narrow AI pitfalls in AGI development

Note: I use AGI and Strong AI interchangeably, both stand for human-level artificial intelligence It seems almost safe to say that the A.I. hype around deep learning is a sure sign that we're out of the A.I. winter. Almost. I think the current hype is based on effective, but ultimately narrow A.I. paradigms. Narrow or weak A.I. is brittle. This means … Continue reading The danger of avoiding narrow AI pitfalls in AGI development

To suffer or not to suffer?

George Dvorsky published an interview with David Pearce on io9. I have been familiar with Pearce's ideas for a few years and I think he is an exceptionally smart thinker with whom I agree on some issues and disagree on others. Pearce believes that we should eliminate all suffering of humans and animals through technology. … Continue reading To suffer or not to suffer?