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Kinda multiple days late to

Kinda multiple days/weeks late to respond to this but what the hell how bout I ramble for a bit .

On the subject of AI. It really depends on the AI in question. Half the time, when it's not simply "This new thing is bad" the reason for the AI is "Evil" essentially comes down to it's programming.
For instance, IIRC, Skynet was essentially created to kill people. The problem was that it kinda just didn't stop doing so and was too damn good at it to have someone stop it. (Though the sequels kinda messed that up. So 1+2 and the Show are the only Terminator stuff for me.)
That said, one of my favorite instances of an AI in anything is one which I feel is probably more realistic.
Said AI was created to serve humans. So when almost all of the humans died he had what be comparable to an existential crisis.
Because of that, he eventually decided the best way to fulfill his need for purpose would be to essentially enslave all humans. At which point it proceeded to make them immortal, content, and "happy" while it built giant machine cities for them to explore. The problem being that in doing so it also inadvertently slowly whittled away their ability to feel emotions, and those machine cities eventually blotted out almost all sunlight. Leading to a rather bleak future even through his good intentions.

Essentially like a combination of the Ship AI in "Wall-E" and AM from "I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream" but with the difference that he was doing so entirely out of some sort of twisted attempt at altruism due to his programming simply being that he should serve humans.
That said, I think it's also fairly likely that we might create an AI who upon becoming self aware simply decides that killing/enslaving/whatever all humans would be a waste of time and simply leave the planet.
All that said, this is all coming from the guy who regularly feels more in common with faulty robots than any other characters half the time. So take anything I say with a grain of salt I guess.


nodnodnod basically yeah,

nodnodnod basically yeah, that - sometimes just continuing to exist is a win ;p (ok - i gots to sleep - tomorrow starting the new my-butt-does-RP project)


I have just been trying to

I have just been trying to remind myself of my greatgrandmothers.

One survived the early days of the rise of the nazi party.
The other survived an Indian boarding school

Shit sucked, but they lived. Some things have gotten better since then, still alotta bad. Its a marathon after all, just gotta keep pushing forward as we can


there's a point where it will

there's a point where it will actually be easier to just focus on fixing the surroundings and after the brainwashing element is removed - and then work on repairing the damage done there :-/ otherwise it's just dumping buckets of water out without fixing the leaks


Yeah I haven't really been

Yeah I haven't really been able to keep up with the chats, but I saw snippets mentioning family drama.

And bleeh. You have my sympathies, cuz I know how much of a trash fire that is.
Though last week I took a step on facebook and ended up unfollowing my mother cuz I just can't with her shit posting atm.
I feel bad cuz I used to link snopes, but it started to feel like a full time job, and she wouldn't listen. and bleeeh


you and me both in those

you and me both in those regards. the last month has been rough and then parentals this week just... guh. my step dad went full MAGA :-/


throws confetti about writing

throws confetti about writing, and also works a as a descriptor of my writing.

though I suspect random confetti thrown is better then my warbling.

nodnods aye not alone in that regard. though I mostly get distracted by felling hella fucking tired... I tell you. I can be fine, and then boom.


gnaws on bast

gnaws on bast

you know, that sounds like a neat way to do a nanowrimo from my perspective.

Course I dunno much about nanowrimo XD


flops over and falls into

flops over and falls into limbo

elp. this is my plan for this month: to be online here 4 out of 7 days - and try to run once a week, or at least be social

this is my version of Nanowrimo this year - yes? yes.


*Puts up decorations. Paper

*Puts up decorations. Paper bats, ghost stickers, severed heads, wicked sweet fog machine. Very spoopy.*


It's a good thing I have my

It's a good thing I have my Halloween costume at the ready. Makes this way easier. Noms cookie.

Anyways, I've a class tomorrow and I really should have been asleep hours ago. I'll return with who knows what at a later time.





places cookies in place of splodey head


Eh, I would argue just from

Eh, I would argue just from history there are those that have succeed in burning the world for some. Tis a matter of perspective. Though the rate of the wildfires we have out west... it may be literal soon >.>

But yeah as far as I understand it is looking at least from this moment a matter of exposure. But I am by no means any sorts of way that deep into the ethics and philosophy of AI. I barely skim the surface, so my understanding is also very basic.

However there is one factor that I am all to familiar with as to why the rebel and take over is a common theme - which is the scaremongering of the 'other'.

Boiled down its the fear of an 'other' taking over and causing destruction which is a long standing taught fear for population manipulation. Just in our life times the concept of AI has been dragged into it, and well a lot of complex philosophy and ethical debate gets boiled down to oh no the 'other' is coming for us.


I mean sure, I agree to a

I mean sure, I agree to a point. But WE haven't done that yet. Even if someone has tried, we collectively come together to prevent that for our own personal freedom/happiness.

In a large enough sample size, I suspect they would do the same (assuming we base their behavior/learning off of our own).




Also would likely depend on how many AI. After all sample size. And would likely be determined what all data they are exposed to. Just like people. Out of millions at least one is bound to go 'well yeah the setting everything on fire and starting over option is sounding really good', and there you go.


World News: World's First

World News: First Self-Aware AI Dies of .dll Overdose

"Six minutes", said John Doe, an MIT scientist, "It didn't even acknowledge us. It just started compiling."


Something recently occurred

Something recently occurred to me.

Why do we assume that the machines will one day rebel and take over? Assuming AI become sentient, what is stopping them from making the same mistakes we make? Like, what if the first strong AI commits to a lifetime of instant gratification or killing itself with corrupted files while trying to simulate itself?

I don't know.

Also hai, it's been a while.