Category Archives: Technology

Quora – AI & creativity

Quora – Can we create an artificial intelligent system which can think creatively? Short and obvious answer is yes – beyond any shadow of reasonable doubt. The long answer is beyond the scope of a post like this, but if … Continue reading

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Quora – AI and risk

How do we see the relationship between intelligence explosion and existential risk from artificial general intelligence? Who is the we you refer to? As I see it, as someone interested in this suite of subjects for over 50 years, there … Continue reading

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Quora – AI and mankind

Quora – How will artificial intelligence influence mankind? This is an extremely deep and interesting question. Artificial intelligence isn’t a singular thing, it is a spectrum of classes of systems spanning many orders of magnitude, and exponentially expanding for the … Continue reading

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Climate Change

It seems clear to me that the problem of maintaining a reasonably steady temperature and sea level is real enough (at least to some significant degree). Human induced warming is definitely a strong possibility, but the climate stability of the … Continue reading

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Future of Humanity

NZ Skeptics – What would be the most accurate, educated guesswork out there of what humanity will be like in a 1,000 years? I’m cautiously optimistic that we will survive the next 50 years (70/30), and if we manage that, … Continue reading

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Philosophers and scientists

Are philosophers realy scientists? Where do we draw the line? Depends how one interprets the question. A philosopher who is true to the name is a lover of wisdom. Wisdom is that quality of judging accurately in matters relating to … Continue reading

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Climate Change

Foundations of Logic Group – Michael Ward asked – With so many doomsday scenarios being propagated about the consequences of global warning I am curious as to precisely what will actually happen and when. The assumption I am making is … Continue reading

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