Re: [sl4] Re: Apocalyptic AI - book presentation and discussion in Second Life, Tuesday March 30, 10am PST

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Tue Mar 30 2010 - 16:36:43 MDT

> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 9:08 PM, Giulio Prisco (2nd email)
> <> wrote:
> > Oxford University Press - Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in
> > Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality, by
> > Robert M. Geraci.

I'm worried that as a Singularitarian, I will be offended by this
book's treatment of my expectations for the future (based on actual
observation of reality as they are) as being of the same category as
religious dogma (which generally are not).

I would like to have such a book around if it did not have that
issue; can anyone who has read it speak to that?


They say:  "The first AIs will be built by the military as weapons."
And I'm  thinking:  "Does it even occur to you to try for something
other  than  the default  outcome?"  See ***

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