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Old 09-07-2021, 06:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: could we create AI seed that can create more god like AIs

One thing worth remembering about all kinds of AI singularity predictions, is they are built on the assumption that some sort of vast increase in intelligence is *possible*. That's purely an assumption - one we know for certain is false for at least some sorts of proposed routes like running your AI on faster and faster computer hardware (there are known physical limits to computer speed like the speed of light and the size of atoms). Lots of things in the real universe have plateaus, there's no particular reason intelligence can't be one of them.

Even there is no limit, there is no guarantee that an intelligence can *always* figure out a way to construct a superior intelligence. Indeed given that the only example we have (humans) has so far failed to do so, despite quite a lot of effort by this point, this seems a particularly optimistic assumption. Remember any point along the chain at which an AI fails to design something superior stops the runaway to godhood, so you really need that guarantee, just reasonable likelihood won't take you to infinity.
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