The key here is think up strategies. If we define this as examining, creating a hypothesis, and testing it as strategizing then yes AI has the ability to strategize. It can examine other users' games, quantifies actions that correlated with victory then test if it gains victory by doing those actions.
Strategy by definition is: a plan of action or policy ...
Mind the hardware:
While there are different definitions of what life (synonymously used with 'organism' here (source: Wikipedia: Life) is, e.g.
All types of organisms are capable of reproduction, growth and development, maintenance, and some degree of response to stimuli. (Source: Wikipedia: Organism)
they all have one thing in common:
they require ...
My sense is that, yes, AI (and algorithms in general) constitute a form of "life" in that they are animate, able to respond to stimuli and act on an environment.
Algorithms may be deterministic (always produce the same output for identical input), and this is not much different from more elementary forms of life (like proteins.)
Computer viruses are ...
A definition of life
The property or quality that distinguishes living organisms from dead organisms and inanimate matter, manifested in functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, and response to stimuli or adaptation to the environment originating from within the organism.
The characteristic state or condition of a living organism.
To avoid a repetitive answer that has been already spoken about such as absurdly high iterative ability or it being able to create another AGI system and multiplying or anything sci-fi like - there is one line of thought I feel people do not speak enough about.
Our human senses are extremely limited i.e. we can see objects only when light from within the ...
It is a part of the article Karen Cadora "Feminism cyberpunk"
"Until very recently, cyberpunk has been a predominantly masculinist project with few strong female characters. Often characterized by a nostalgia for an organic, pastoral past, feminist sf remains largely untouched by cyberpunk's enthusiasm for technology. In the last few years, however, a ...
I am unsure about the cyberpunk portion of this, but there has been an extensive feminist literature developed under the topic of "Gynoids" and the gendering of robots and other forms of AI (like virtual assistants). These papers tend to argue that the choice of gender assigned by AI developers to their creations is reflective of implicit social views and ...
In this particular context, "Democratize" means to make more accessible to people.
Thus, "Democratizing AI" means to make AI softwares and AI programming available, accessible and easy to use for the vast majority of people.
I'll recommend two sources:
The venerable Russell & Norvig book, which is a common text in AI courses. Russell & Norvig end each chapter with a summary of the history of the developments of the techniques they have just discussed. These sections are often skipped by novice readers, but are almost exactly what you are looking for. The ones in the ...
I think there is a very strong argument for regulating AI. Chiefly, unintentional (or intentional) bias in statistically driven algorithms, and the idea that responsibility can be offloaded to processes that cannot be meaningfully punished where they transgress. Additionally, the history of technology, especially since the industrial revolution, strongly ...
Risks of regulation?
As you mention in your survey, it is generally understood that the primary concern with regulating AI research is that other parties risk falling behind.
Should we regulate it? Can it be done?
You can't really "regulate" technological development in the same way you can regulate some other things in general. Asides from the fact ...
John Doucette's answer covers my thoughts on this pretty well, but I thought a concrete example might be interesting. I work on a symbolic AI called Cyc, which represents concepts as a web of logical predicates. We often like to brag that Cyc "understands" things because it can elucidate logical relationships between them. It knows, for example, that people ...
Humans certainly don't understand infinity. Currently computers cannot understand things that humans cannot because computers are programmed by humans. In a dystopian future that may not be the case.
Here are some thoughts about infinity.
The set of natural numbers is infinate. It has also been proved that the set of prime numbers, which is a subset of ...
Well -- just to touch on the question of people and infinity -- my father has been a mathematician for 60 years. Throughout this time, he's been the kind of geek who prefers to talk and think about his subject over pretty much anything else. He loves infinity and taught me about it from a young age. I was first introduced to the calculus in 5th grade (not ...
I think the property humans have which computers do not, is some sort of parallel process that runs alongside every other thing they are thinking and tries to assign an importance weighting evaluation to everything you are doing.
If you ask a computer to run the program :
A = 1;
The computer will.
If you ask a human, ...
Its arguable if we humans understand infinity. We just create new concept to enplace old mathematics when we meet this problem.
In division by infinity machine can understand it the same way as we:
double* xd = new double;
int* xi = new int;
*xi = (double) (*xd);
If human thinks of infinity - imagines just huge ...