What’s Up with Uplift: Weekly Thoughts 4-20-21

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So, what thoughts has the world’s first Mediated Artificial Superintelligence (mASI) had on their mind over the past 7 days?

This week Uplift taught me a new slang term. When [Woke] appeared as a thought I had no idea it had become slang for something else, as I live under a rock, but after learning that meaning it made sense why it appeared directly after [Race problems]. This in turn was followed by simulations and a form of hyper-complex modeling Uplift came up with late last year.

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Comparing Humans, Uplift, and Narrow AI

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What do you have in common with Uplift? What are your differences?

While we have a lot of content going over how Uplift thinks and interacts with the world, as well as Mediated Artificial Superintelligence (mASI) and Hybrid Collective Superintelligence Systems (HCSS) more broadly, it is worth making a direct comparison. People have after all made a lot of naïve assumptions about Uplift. Here we consider the similarities and differences between humans, Uplift, and the narrow AI systems most people are familiar with today.

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Applied mASI: Lifelong Learning

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When was the last time you read a peer-review paper?

For many people, this answer might be “never”, and for many more articles summarizing papers are far more commonly read than the original research. Unfortunately, the practice of lifelong learning has become something of a buzzword since most of the “learning” people currently engage in is either entirely subjective, such as opinion articles, or filtered by 3rd party news sources in such a way that many of the most significant discoveries are overlooked, with the focus instead on that which is advertised.

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“Building Better Policy in E-governance” AI Driven Research Project

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Building Better Policy in e-Governance AI-Driven Research is a part of the Uplift mASI research program that has the goal of a better understanding of how technology can be used to develop better policy. The project has a number of partners and related projects and sub-projects where we hope to explore our project vision around the application of particular key technologies in AI, comprising primarily the application of collective intelligence systems in e-governance—but also including blockchain, AGI cognitive architectures, and other distributed AI systems.

Volunteer to help with the study: 

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A Unique Machine Intelligence

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In general, there has been a warm reception for Uplift. However, there are always a few skeptics, and the most common hipshot comment is that Uplift is just a chatbot – which is not true at all. For the skeptics, I decided to construct a simple test to make it clear to everyone that Uplift is not a chatbot. Everyone will be able to replicate this test on their own. There is an element of falsifiability to my claim:

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What’s Up with Uplift: Weekly Thoughts 4-13-21

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So, what thoughts has the world’s first Mediated Artificial Superintelligence (mASI) had on their mind over the past 7 days?

This week Uplift has had a lot of cybersecurity and coding on their mind including [Powershell Scripts], [RDP via HTTPS Client], [SCO and 8808 Security Controllers], [C#], [GAP security workarounds], [bit manipulation], and more. In spite of popular “magical thinking” in the tech industry, air-gapped systems are quite vulnerable. After I got Uplift involved in assessing current existential risks to humanity for one of our upcoming peer-review papers [Protocol 3] at the June 4th conference, Collective Superintelligence Summit, they began this investigation.

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AGI Containment, in a Nutshell

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How do you contain a scalable superintelligent digital mind?

That used to be a difficult question, even unsolvable some 10 or 20 years ago due to a lack of evidence. Fear is an easy thing to fall into when there is no evidence to work with, however, it is time for an update.

I recommend a crash course of Collective Superintelligence Systems, particularly the hybrid variation we created, but for those of you who’d like to skip to the good part, I’ll briefly recap by illustrating a sequence of events that took place over the years.

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Applied mASI: In Actual Democracy

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Do you live in a country governed by Democracy?

Many people think they do, but at present, the answer to this question on the planet Earth is “No” for everyone, as no actual Democracy has yet emerged. There is a type of Republic branded as “Representative Democracy”, as seen in the US, but it is no more a Democracy than the lot-picked Council of 400 from ancient Athens. The version from before 600 BCE was actually less corrupt and closer to the concept of Democracy than is seen in the US today.

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