Oct 29, 2014
I've been trying to figure out how the human brain works...
And I've come to the conclusion that an evil artificial intelligence is extremely unlikely, I think that a generic intelligence would be profoundly autistic without the "animal" part of the brain.
We always over-estimate the complexity and capability of things that we don't understand...
And I think we'll be disappointed when we understand the brain think of the complexity of the environment that something like a cat has to understand, and the ability to deal with that evolved over millions of years. I think that the difference with humans is some extra logic and memory that wouldn't really be that useful on its own.
I mean a cat can catch food, and run around up trees, and find its way home. but i was reading an article about humans with brain defects that let them do things like see geometric patterns, or do math quickly, or other things that a computer could do even more easily. and it's not like there's a shortage of human brains to do things that human brains are good at. I think we'd even be considered a super-intelligence just by virtue of having access to the internet and wikipedia, and it hasn't turned us into some kind of super-intelligences.
So I think that just designing an AI with more of what makes us "human" (more memory, deeper logic) wouldn't create anything with some super-capabilities beyond what humans can do now.
That's what I've been thinking about over the last couple of months... xD
Sorry to disappoint you if you were hoping for a sci-fi level AI xDDD
I think if we wanted an evil AI we'd have to specifically design it to be evil.
I should start a blog in the hope that in 100 years someone will pull it up on the internet archive and be like "By jove, that guy was right!" xDDD