Life's purpose is to create Artificial General Intelligence

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Life's purpose is to create Artificial General Intelligence

Postby ProgrammingGodJordan » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:26 am

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1.a) Life's purpose is reasonably to do optimization.

2.a) Artificial General intelligence (AGI), will probably arise in one decade or more, and they shall probably be better optimizers than humans.
2.d) In fact AGI is often referred to as the last invention mankind need ever make: https://youtube.com/watch?v=9snY7lhJA4c)


3) Thus, our purpose as a species is reasonably to focus on AGI development.

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Some benefits of AGI may be:

I) Solve many problems, including aging, death, etc.

II) Agi may be used to help to find a unified theory of everything in physics!

III) Enable a new step in the evolutionary landscape; i.e. general intelligence that's not limited to human brain power, where humans may perhaps no longer be required to exist because smarter, stronger artificial sentient things would instead thrive.
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Re: Life's purpose is to create Artificial General Intellige

Postby Pandora » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:52 am

Okay. And then what?


Suppose all the goals/dreams have been met.
What now?
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Re: Life's purpose is to create Artificial General Intellige

Postby Magnus Anderson » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:59 pm

Well, it appears to me that by following this logic the actual goal of humanity is to sleep comfortably while everyone and everything else is making sure noone and nothing interrupts it.

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Re: Life's purpose is to create Artificial General Intellige

Postby Karpel Tunnel » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:34 pm

1) How did you decide there is a purpose to life? Where does teleology come in? I am not going to read your links, but it seems to me they will address where things are inevitably heading, which is not a purpose, at least not within science. The ball rolling downhill is does not have the purpose of reaching the bottom
2) If it is life's purpose then where does the need to convince anyone of it arise from? If it is, it will happen, so no need to proselytize.
3) Perhaps the AI's will do what from our perspective are bad things. I mean, efficiency and optimization in the business world have created workplaces like the horrible Amazon floor where every movement of the workers is monitors and critiqued, a kind of assembly panopticon.
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Re: Life's purpose is to create Artificial General Intellige

Postby unknowing » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:50 pm

If enough people believe something it is inevitable, then it is.

The real question is whether society could put the brakes on this even if it wanted to.

Computers solve problems. But more complex problems arise as a result. Is there an end to that?
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Re: Life's purpose is to create Artificial General Intellige

Postby encode_decode » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:06 pm

Oh, I thought life's purpose was to become a shovel.

My bad!
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