Questions tagged [mythology-of-ai]

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Should awareness of the existence of the AI designer be embedded in the AI consciousness?

Should awareness of the existence of the AI designer be embedded in the AI consciousness itself? Would are the risks and implications of not doing so?
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Could a paradox kill an AI?

In Portal 2 we see that AI's can be "killed" by thinking about a paradox. I assume this works by forcing the AI into an infinite loop which would essentially "freeze" the computer's consciousness. ...
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Is Intelligence a naturally occurring function of Information Technology?

Here intelligence is defined as any analytic or decision making process, regardless of strength (utility), and, potentially, any process of computation that produces output, regardless of the medium. ...
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What are the most instructive movies about artificial intelligence?

The field of AI has expanded profoundly in recent years, as has public awareness and interest. This includes the arts, where fiction about AI has been popular since at least Isaac Asimov. Films on ...
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Is the singularity something to be taken seriously?

The term Singularity is often used in mainstream media for describing visionary technology. It was introduced by Ray Kurzweil in a popular book The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology (...
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What are the implications of the statement "If you can't tell, does it matter?" in relation to AI?

"If you can't tell, does it matter?" was one of the first lines of dialogue of the Westworld television series, presented as a throwaway in the first episode of the first season, in response ...
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Will robots rebel against their human creators?

There are several science fiction movies where the robots rebel against their creators: for example, the Terminator's series or I Robot. In the future, is it possible that robots will rebel against ...
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What are methods human actors use to imitate robots?

Robot technology is usually thought from an engineering perspective. A human programmer writes a software this executed in a robot who is doing a task. But what would happen, if the project is ...
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What are the common myths associated with Artificial Intelligence?

What are some interesting myths of Artificial Intelligence and what are the facts behind them?
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How does a robot protect its own existence [closed]

What are the many ways that artificial intelligence robots protect their existence? Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics" A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human ...
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Is Really "AI" Light Years Away from achieving Cognitive Ability of Human?

Oxford philosopher and leading AI thinker Nick Bostrom defines SuperIntelligence as "An intellect that is much smarter than the best human brains in practically every field, including scientific ...