October 3, 2009

SS09: Anna Salamon "Shaping the Intelligence Explosion"

Benjamin Peterson is covering the Singularity Summit for Sentient Developments.

Anna Salamon discussing controlled intelligence explosion. The dangers inherent in an uncontrolled intelligence explosion. The necessity to tread lightly. "Past a certain point, an intelligence best option is to build more intelligence."

"From chip tools and deer skins; tools which were slightly changed from their natural state to plastic laptops and starbucks lattes."

"The smarter the agent is the better it will be able to determine goals."

Consider the scale of possible intelligences.

"Shaping the intelligence explosion...
Human culture and tech has brought bout a shift in timescales. Culture happens faster than evolution."
'Instant Intelligence: just add hardware' -Steve Rayhawk

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