Thursday, April 23, 2009

TransAlchemy interviews Prof. Dr. Hugo de Garis









Dr Hugo de garis has agreed to answer a couple of our questions.
I wanted to explore some ideas i had based on my blog entry Rise of the artilects.


This is a copy of the final email i sent to the professor.
I will post hes response to this email on the blog..

Dear Prof. Dr. de Garis,

This is a long list of questions. By no means should you feel obligated to answer all of them. Feel free to pick and choose individual questions that you find compelling, and give a brief answer to each. If you would rather, write up a general response to all of them in a short essay that would be ok as well. Thank you very much for your response. We will post your answers to http://www.Transalchemy.com If you would ever like to do an audio interview with TransAlchemy we would be grateful.


1-Is the creation of artilects inevitable?

1b If so would the ultimate fate of the universe be one giant intelligent being?

2 If artilects are godlike could humans be seen as their inferior creator gods?

3 Are humans qualified to build godlike machines?

4 Does the idea of being a godlike creator of A.I. excite you?

5 If the ultimate goal of an artilect is inhuman, then why should we humans be interested in facilitating the birth of artilects in the first place?

6 Will artilects create their own religion/conception of god?

7 What drives you to continue working on the development of A.I. ?

8 Would an Ai that is self improving and self replicating seek to reach the highest computational ability possible?

8b IF so would that require an artilect to consume more and more matter and energy as it increases its intelligence?

8c Again, considering the previous condition is met, would the highest computational ability that it could reach be based on how much matter and energy exists in the universe?

9 If it requires more matter and energy to compute and reach higher intelligence, would there exist a limit to intelligence in our universe considering that you can only compact so much matter and energy in one spot before it collapses into a singularity?

10 Even though the most efficient shape for an artilect can't be known what do you envision they would look like?

11 Base on Nick Bostrom's simulation hypothesis, what are the chances that our entire reality is already controlled by an artilect?

12 Do you see (brain building) Ai to be the new 21st century arm race?

13 If need be how can the humans fight back against the artilects?

14 Could Ai end up controlling our nuclear weapons?

15 Which do you see happening first, the creation of Ai or the creation of a unified field theory in physics?

15b If you see Ai happening first, then would Ai be the scientist that merges our laws of physics for us?

16 If humans build the artilects what would artilects build?

17 Would it be possible or feasible to preserve the human race prior to the creation artilects?

18 Could we not wait until we have sufficient computational power to create a virtual universe from which we could simulate the release of an artilect into our world?

19 Would an artilect pose a danger not just to all biological life on earth but ultimately all biological life in the universe?

20) and finally ... Do you see yourself potentially extending your life to oversee the creation of an artilect in the future?

TransAlchemy interviews Prof. Dr. Hugo de Garis









Dr Hugo de garis has agreed to answer a couple of our questions.
I wanted to explore some ideas i had based on my blog entry Rise of the artilects.


This is a copy of the final email i sent to the professor.
I will post hes response to this email on the blog..

Dear Prof. Dr. de Garis,

This is a long list of questions. By no means should you feel obligated to answer all of them. Feel free to pick and choose individual questions that you find compelling, and give a brief answer to each. If you would rather, write up a general response to all of them in a short essay that would be ok as well. Thank you very much for your response. We will post your answers to http://www.Transalchemy.com If you would ever like to do an audio interview with TransAlchemy we would be grateful.


1-Is the creation of artilects inevitable?

1b If so would the ultimate fate of the universe be one giant intelligent being?

2 If artilects are godlike could humans be seen as their inferior creator gods?

3 Are humans qualified to build godlike machines?

4 Does the idea of being a godlike creator of A.I. excite you?

5 If the ultimate goal of an artilect is inhuman, then why should we humans be interested in facilitating the birth of artilects in the first place?

6 Will artilects create their own religion/conception of god?

7 What drives you to continue working on the development of A.I. ?

8 Would an Ai that is self improving and self replicating seek to reach the highest computational ability possible?

8b IF so would that require an artilect to consume more and more matter and energy as it increases its intelligence?

8c Again, considering the previous condition is met, would the highest computational ability that it could reach be based on how much matter and energy exists in the universe?

9 If it requires more matter and energy to compute and reach higher intelligence, would there exist a limit to intelligence in our universe considering that you can only compact so much matter and energy in one spot before it collapses into a singularity?

10 Even though the most efficient shape for an artilect can't be known what do you envision they would look like?

11 Base on Nick Bostrom's simulation hypothesis, what are the chances that our entire reality is already controlled by an artilect?

12 Do you see (brain building) Ai to be the new 21st century arm race?

13 If need be how can the humans fight back against the artilects?

14 Could Ai end up controlling our nuclear weapons?

15 Which do you see happening first, the creation of Ai or the creation of a unified field theory in physics?

15b If you see Ai happening first, then would Ai be the scientist that merges our laws of physics for us?

16 If humans build the artilects what would artilects build?

17 Would it be possible or feasible to preserve the human race prior to the creation artilects?

18 Could we not wait until we have sufficient computational power to create a virtual universe from which we could simulate the release of an artilect into our world?

19 Would an artilect pose a danger not just to all biological life on earth but ultimately all biological life in the universe?

20) and finally ... Do you see yourself potentially extending your life to oversee the creation of an artilect in the future?

TransAlchemy interviews Prof. Dr. Hugo de Garis









Dr Hugo de garis has agreed to answer a couple of our questions.
I wanted to explore some ideas i had based on my blog entry Rise of the artilects.


This is a copy of the final email i sent to the professor.
I will post hes response to this email on the blog..

Dear Prof. Dr. de Garis,

This is a long list of questions. By no means should you feel obligated to answer all of them. Feel free to pick and choose individual questions that you find compelling, and give a brief answer to each. If you would rather, write up a general response to all of them in a short essay that would be ok as well. Thank you very much for your response. We will post your answers to http://www.Transalchemy.com If you would ever like to do an audio interview with TransAlchemy we would be grateful.


1-Is the creation of artilects inevitable?

1b If so would the ultimate fate of the universe be one giant intelligent being?

2 If artilects are godlike could humans be seen as their inferior creator gods?

3 Are humans qualified to build godlike machines?

4 Does the idea of being a godlike creator of A.I. excite you?

5 If the ultimate goal of an artilect is inhuman, then why should we humans be interested in facilitating the birth of artilects in the first place?

6 Will artilects create their own religion/conception of god?

7 What drives you to continue working on the development of A.I. ?

8 Would an Ai that is self improving and self replicating seek to reach the highest computational ability possible?

8b IF so would that require an artilect to consume more and more matter and energy as it increases its intelligence?

8c Again, considering the previous condition is met, would the highest computational ability that it could reach be based on how much matter and energy exists in the universe?

9 If it requires more matter and energy to compute and reach higher intelligence, would there exist a limit to intelligence in our universe considering that you can only compact so much matter and energy in one spot before it collapses into a singularity?

10 Even though the most efficient shape for an artilect can't be known what do you envision they would look like?

11 Base on Nick Bostrom's simulation hypothesis, what are the chances that our entire reality is already controlled by an artilect?

12 Do you see (brain building) Ai to be the new 21st century arm race?

13 If need be how can the humans fight back against the artilects?

14 Could Ai end up controlling our nuclear weapons?

15 Which do you see happening first, the creation of Ai or the creation of a unified field theory in physics?

15b If you see Ai happening first, then would Ai be the scientist that merges our laws of physics for us?

16 If humans build the artilects what would artilects build?

17 Would it be possible or feasible to preserve the human race prior to the creation artilects?

18 Could we not wait until we have sufficient computational power to create a virtual universe from which we could simulate the release of an artilect into our world?

19 Would an artilect pose a danger not just to all biological life on earth but ultimately all biological life in the universe?

20) and finally ... Do you see yourself potentially extending your life to oversee the creation of an artilect in the future?

The Age of Transitions - Red Ice Creations interview


  On Dec. 28, 2008 Red Ice Radio interviewed Aaron Franz about his recent documentary "The Age of Transitions".  The conversation focused on transhumanism and the future of the human species.  Converging technology promises to bring us life extension, enhanced intelligence, cybernetic enhancements, and artificial intelligence.  But do all these things come at a price?  We go into the philosophical questions as well as the technical aspects of creating this supposed utopia



(same as above)
link to interview mp3




If the player isn't working just click on this link: Red Ice full page post to hear the interview as well as see some excellent links and information that accompany our conversation. There is also a second hour long segment to the interview which is only available to Red Ice subscribers (part 2).

Be sure to watch "The Age of Transitions" to learn more. The google version is posted on ADDTV's last blog.



Big thanks go out to Red Ice for this interview.

redicecreations.com

here is the youtube version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUDKZsv4ZaQ


The Age of Transitions - Red Ice Creations interview


  On Dec. 28, 2008 Red Ice Radio interviewed Aaron Franz about his recent documentary "The Age of Transitions".  The conversation focused on transhumanism and the future of the human species.  Converging technology promises to bring us life extension, enhanced intelligence, cybernetic enhancements, and artificial intelligence.  But do all these things come at a price?  We go into the philosophical questions as well as the technical aspects of creating this supposed utopia



(same as above)
link to interview mp3




If the player isn't working just click on this link: Red Ice full page post to hear the interview as well as see some excellent links and information that accompany our conversation. There is also a second hour long segment to the interview which is only available to Red Ice subscribers (part 2).

Be sure to watch "The Age of Transitions" to learn more. The google version is posted on ADDTV's last blog.



Big thanks go out to Red Ice for this interview.

redicecreations.com

here is the youtube version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUDKZsv4ZaQ


The Age of Transitions - Red Ice Creations interview


  On Dec. 28, 2008 Red Ice Radio interviewed Aaron Franz about his recent documentary "The Age of Transitions".  The conversation focused on transhumanism and the future of the human species.  Converging technology promises to bring us life extension, enhanced intelligence, cybernetic enhancements, and artificial intelligence.  But do all these things come at a price?  We go into the philosophical questions as well as the technical aspects of creating this supposed utopia



(same as above)
link to interview mp3




If the player isn't working just click on this link: Red Ice full page post to hear the interview as well as see some excellent links and information that accompany our conversation. There is also a second hour long segment to the interview which is only available to Red Ice subscribers (part 2).

Be sure to watch "The Age of Transitions" to learn more. The google version is posted on ADDTV's last blog.



Big thanks go out to Red Ice for this interview.

redicecreations.com

here is the youtube version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUDKZsv4ZaQ


Michael Tsarion on Post Human World

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Michael Tsarion discusses the Post Human World, The Future of Mankind, Transhumanism. Topics Discussed: 2012, The End of the World, New Technology, Science, Drugs, SSRI's and the "Removing" of Suffering, The Technotopia, The New Man, Spiritual Aspect of Man, The Cyborgs, Man-Machine Symbiosis, The Technological Singularity, Biotech, Genomics, The Vulcans, Craig J Venter, The Human Genome Project, Aubrey de Grey, Longevity, Artificial Intelligence, The Templar's, Eternal Life and the Quest for the "Holy Grail", Methusala, Symbolism, The Archon's and much, much more.

This interview is in 7 parts,

Michael Tsarion on Post Human World

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Michael Tsarion discusses the Post Human World, The Future of Mankind, Transhumanism. Topics Discussed: 2012, The End of the World, New Technology, Science, Drugs, SSRI's and the "Removing" of Suffering, The Technotopia, The New Man, Spiritual Aspect of Man, The Cyborgs, Man-Machine Symbiosis, The Technological Singularity, Biotech, Genomics, The Vulcans, Craig J Venter, The Human Genome Project, Aubrey de Grey, Longevity, Artificial Intelligence, The Templar's, Eternal Life and the Quest for the "Holy Grail", Methusala, Symbolism, The Archon's and much, much more.

This interview is in 7 parts,

Michael Tsarion on Post Human World

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Michael Tsarion discusses the Post Human World, The Future of Mankind, Transhumanism. Topics Discussed: 2012, The End of the World, New Technology, Science, Drugs, SSRI's and the "Removing" of Suffering, The Technotopia, The New Man, Spiritual Aspect of Man, The Cyborgs, Man-Machine Symbiosis, The Technological Singularity, Biotech, Genomics, The Vulcans, Craig J Venter, The Human Genome Project, Aubrey de Grey, Longevity, Artificial Intelligence, The Templar's, Eternal Life and the Quest for the "Holy Grail", Methusala, Symbolism, The Archon's and much, much more.

This interview is in 7 parts,

My Riddles

Dear Antz Particleion Is Hacking your Universe (live)

I will give your universe/Mind back to you if you answer my riddles.

Call your answers in!

(305) 735-9490

A) Is your universe real?

B) Are you real?

C) Who currently has {source}?

D) What is {Root}?

When you got the answer email it to

Key.universe@gmail.com

and I will give you back your universe assuming your right ;-)

Rules subject to change but will be posted.

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! It will be Billions of years till I let you just have it... Till then I urge you try to get your key back.