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Meetup : [Montreal] Superintelligence: ch. 1-3

0 Post author: MathieuRoy 26 October 2017 05:46AM

Discussion article for the meetup : [Montreal] Superintelligence: ch. 1-3

WHEN: 29 October 2017 08:00:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: Montreal

Event Reference: https://www.meetup.com/Artificial-Intelligence-Ethics/events/244535385/

Everyone is welcome to this reading group, but we'll be striving for a high quality of discussion rather than quantity of participants. So to receive the location of the event, please write to me (Mati) at mathieu.roy.37@gmail.com saying which additional readings you did. To borrow a copy of Superintelligence, write to me as well.

Mandatory reading: ch. 1, 2, 3 of Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom

Additional reading suggestions

Chapter 1

Superintelligence Reading Group - Section 1: Past Developments and Present Capabilities: http://lesswrong.com/lw/ku6/superintelligence_reading_group_section_1_past/

Superintelligence Reading Group 2: Forecasting AI: http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/l0o/superintelligence_reading_group_2_forecasting_ai/

On AI fire alarms: https://intelligence.org/2017/10/13/fire-alarm/

Some quantified trends in AI: https://www.eff.org/ai/metrics

Prediction effort in predicting AI tech (to which you can participate): https://www.metaculus.com/questions/?search=cat:comp-sci--ai-and-machinelearning

Hanson's view on predicting AI (which is different from EY): The Age of Em (Artificial Intelligence: p. 51-54 ; Ems: p.45-51) The book Superforecasting: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23995360-superforecasting (To improve general prediction skills)

Chapter 2

Superintelligence Reading Group 3: AI and Uploads: http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/l10/superintelligence_reading_group_3_ai_and_uploads/

SRG 4: Biological Cognition, BCIs, Organizations: http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/l2n/srg_4_biological_cognition_bcis_organizations/

Cognitive Enhancement: Methods, Ethics, Regulatory Challenges: https://nickbostrom.com/cognitive.pdf

Neuralink: https://www.neuralink.com/

The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life When Robots Rule the Earth (see p.5 to 12 for a summary of the book; p13-98 for a path to Ems): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26831944-the-age-of-em

Chapter 3

Superintelligence 5: Forms of Superintelligence: http://lesswrong.com/lw/l40/superintelligence_5_forms_of_superintelligence/


Here are ideas of things we can do before the discussion session:

• share complementary readings (in the comment section)

• find alternative views to the main reading / critics of the main reading

• write down point of discussion (such as disagreements)

• notice where we updated (/ changed) our mind

• think if/how the information is actionable

• think of the strategical implication of the information (ie. priorities, policies, strategies, etc.)

• think of potential sources of biases

• write additional preparation ideas in the comment section

Discussion article for the meetup : [Montreal] Superintelligence: ch. 1-3

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