Recursive Self-Improvement ➶

Teaching AI to teach itself may lead to an intelligence explosion and the creation of an artificial general intelligence, and eventually an artificial superintelligence.

Hopefully the latter will be a nice god, who will save us from ourselves and be partners that make our lives better, like in the Culture series.

The question of niceness may be why I like to say “please” when chatting with GPT, but I shouldn’t worry too much, for as Marcus Aurelius supposedly said:

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.

✶ Thursday, 16 March 2023

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