this avi's really freakin me out version, who ARE you?
I think there's a lot of egoism in this stuff tho; it's a whole media genre at this point—retired social media exec comes out against his tech as "too powerful"this is kind of disturbing... made me think of thirdform's protestations about the like button and yyaldrin's concerns over the roundness of new dissensus theme. all the different reacts we've got now, it kind of is about retaining interest and facilitating addiction. what's weird for me is that in my work we are now using 'Teams' and it has all the same stuff - quick emoji reacts, and you can see when someone's typing etc. it's all coming together, we need to be permanently glued to the screen in work and leisure
but it doesnt decouple from the idea of _having goals_. a computer which can play go still isnt intelligent in any meaningful sense, it's just a function that given an input can find a loss minimising output. describing it as intelligent is like describing a regression function as intelligent, or a thermostatRight, media portrayals basically show AI as human-like, which is crazy. Human intelligence, and all known animal intelligence, is like this tiny pin-prick in the space of all possible intelligences. Films like ExMachina portray it like, “Well, you know, we’ll build AIs, and the AIs will, of course, want some resources for themselves, but if we’re nice to them, they’ll probably be nice to us. And on the other hand, if we’re cruel to them, and we try to enslave them, then they’ll resent that, and they’ll feel rebellious, and they’ll try to break free.” But of course, that kind of thinking may have a lot to do with human normative biases and not with how intelligence works broadly. I like the idea of intelligence as a natural kind, that it's purely instrumental, one's ability to achieve goals, completely separate from goals themselves. That allows ethics and intelligence to be completely, cleanly uncoupled.
yes, but people would rather use facebook than IRC, to give a really banal example. People want to be sold control, its a fetish. It makes them feel like they are worth something. someone's looking over you. harmony. don't need to get my hands dirty and fiddle about with old protocols which can't be monitored.The Internet is an interesting one, cos its an instrument of control and I don't think they could ever conceivably get rid of it, and yet its also to an extent uncontrollable.
Which is to say that the Powers that Be must love it but also hate it.
Wait what's the separation in your mind between thermostats and regression functions and human beings?but it doesnt decouple from the idea of _having goals_. a computer which can play go still isnt intelligent in any meaningful sense, it's just a function that given an input can find a loss minimising output. describing it as intelligent is like describing a regression function as intelligent, or a thermostat
Is it praying hands or a high-five? Seen people going "why are you hi-fiving over my dying grandmother?" and they say "nah mate it's prayers".So it allows for that. There's that praying hands one that people use on WhatsApp. That's an interesting one, a 'please' I suppose