Artificial Morality (or How Do We Teach Robots to Love)

One Saturday morning I came upon the website 80000 Hours. The idea of the site is to direct our activity to maximise impact. They have a list of world problems here. One of the most pressing is explained as the artificial intelligence "control problem" : how do we control forces that can out think us? This … Continue reading Artificial Morality (or How Do We Teach Robots to Love)

Memory Mapping – Thoughts from the Shower

"Thoughts" can be likened to massively parallel webs of self-sustaining activation among the neural circuits of the brain. One characteristic of the brain, which enables rich across-domain representations, is the ability to arbitrarily link the results of different neuronal sub-processes. For example, when we think of "an orange" we combine at least visual, auditory, and … Continue reading Memory Mapping – Thoughts from the Shower