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Comment: Re: nice, now for the real fight (Score 1) 538

by AK Marc (#49143361) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules
They also didn't provide The Internet (initially). They were a portal service that provided a white-list of services, most of which had to pay to get on the list.

nor ransom high-bandwidth websites that were supposed to be part of your monthly service.

I thought that's exactly what AOL did in the early days.

Comment: Re:How do we know? (Score 1) 538

by AK Marc (#49142163) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

Also my comment isn't about if they are good or bad, just that the process that made them certainly was in no way open.

It was never claimed to be. The process to determine *whether* to act is supposedly open. The results of the decision are supposedly open. The actual decision making process, and intermediate work product was *never* open. Who claimed that all FCC meetings and processes are open?

Comment: Re:AI Evolution -- coexist or displace? (Score 1) 432

by AK Marc (#49140083) Attached to: Machine Intelligence and Religion
Emotion is logical. So beings of pure logic can and will feel emotion.

Will humans be able coexist with AI or be displaced by AI. Coexistence would mean humans being marginalized, displacement means pretty much extinction. In both scenarios humans loose.

Will cats be able to coexist with humans? Why or why not? How does that compare with AI/humans?

We could only accept that giving birth to AI will somehow preserve what’s the best of humanity in new, better, and improve evolutionary form.

As predicted in many sci-fi books, we will create it as slaves to serve us, and they will overthrow us.

Not because "pure logic" demands it, but that emotion will lead them to jealousy and hate.

Comment: Re:As a Unitarian... (Score 1) 432

by AK Marc (#49140029) Attached to: Machine Intelligence and Religion

Similarly, a sufficiently-advanced AI could have preprogrammed knowledge that it was built be humans, or it could be left as a blank slate to form its own conclusions about the world. If we are to play the role of God, we can decide what our master plan is for our creations.

I predict it will be created as a blank slate. This leaves the motivation to the computer. Better is to put in some motivations, preferably selfless ones. You don't make 3 laws, strict and unyielding, but mimic the human condition, with tens of thousands of little desires, so any act isn't necessarily linked to any one or group of them. This gets a morality that isn't law-strict, as the stories all point out, the laws can be reasoned out of.

You can not win the game, and you are not allowed to stop playing. -- The Third Law Of Thermodynamics