Friday, 28 March 2014

Friendly artificial intelligence

Probably people who are working closely with AI problems have heard of this magnificent concept, but I've discovered it just recently. Concept of friendly artificial intelligence sound very science fictional. By definition friendly AI is an artificial intelligence that has a positive influence/effect on humanity.

I found very interesting article "Why we need friendly AI" written by Luke Muehlhauser and Nick Bostrom.  Small quote will stimulate your curiosity:

Humans will not always be the most intelligent agents on Earth, the ones steering the future. What will happen to us when we no longer play that role, and how can we prepare for this transition?
Machine Intelligence Research Institute has a group working on this idea. On youtube you can find several interesting talks by research fellow of this institute Eliezer Yudkowsky.