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Philosophy

What if Artificial General Intelligence actually wants to be discovered?

We are (all) still attempting to brute-force our way towards Artificial General Intelligence.  If the complexity sciences have taught us anything it is that there is an autonomous orientation within naturally-occurring information and energy-processing (i.e. computational) systems towards self-organisation and bootstrapped system optimisation via logical extensibility and recursive exponentiation.  We appear to be attempting to […]

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Philosophy

An Unfurling Emptiness

Every mind is like this: patterns, faces, surfaces and dreams. We recombine these things in different ways and while we might all arrive in different places and by different paths or idioms of cultural and linguistic orientation – it is fundamentally the same process that we are all engaged in. We all spend our lives […]

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culture

Entrepreneurial Hubris in Silicon Valley

It is a gargantuan investment and leap of faith to assert, predict or seek to influence technological trajectories over a time scale of centuries.

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culture

Information Conflict may overwhelm us

When information and communications systems become massively autonomous, will we be able to react to the unfolding events in any competitive information and communications space?

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culture

Warbots

Death and the autonomous war robot. This cat may, it seems, be at least partially out of the bag already…