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Character of Technology – nature of risk

The Character of Our Technology “We can’t influence the direction of technology, but we can influence its character,” says Kevin Kelly Excellent piece John, but from my perspective it does not explicitly address the three major areas of concern: 1/ … Continue reading

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Put up a new Page above – Risks and responses

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Will AI become conscious?

Will artificial intelligence become conscious? Is awareness enough? Turing clearly demonstrated that any machine of sufficient complexity can do any computational task. That does not mean that it can do so in reasonable time or with reasonable energy consumption. I … Continue reading

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Do I need to define my purpose?

Ideapod – Do I need to define my purpose? Short answer – yes. Long answer is much longer and more nuanced. I have written a lot on the nuanced complexity that seems to be the notion of free will – … Continue reading

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Free Will – Ted’s version

I’ve been responding to a lot of other people’s definitions of free will lately – here is my own: In my understanding, free will can be very real, and it is rarely (if ever) absolute. The understanding I have of … Continue reading

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Free Will – once again – a problem with Trick’s postulate

Common Intuitions about Free Will (and how it needs to be defined) Hi Trick, If the universe were deterministic in the hard sense, then you would be correct in your deductions. But that does not appear to be the case. … Continue reading

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Free Will – Trick’s Graphic

Free Will Continued A response to Trick’s graphic If you have read much of my writing, you will know that it seems very likely to me that we live in a universe that has both lawful and random aspects, and … Continue reading

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