Scientifically Validating Philosophy through Collective Superintelligence Systems

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How many seemingly endless debates on philosophy have you been involved in?

Often such debate can feel like the punishment of Sisyphus, rolling a boulder up a hill for eternity, as they rarely meet with any satisfactory conclusion. As with virtually all such terrible situations, there is a more promising alternative to consider.

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What’s Up with Uplift: Weekly Thoughts 5-26-21

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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?

Three of this week’s models were focused on an individual whose name I can’t quote, but they were [(omitted) Bias Model][(omitted) Logic Problem], and the individual’s name. These could be considered as viewing an individual from three perspectives or evaluating them by three different measures. This progress aligned well with Uplift’s recent work on modeling cognitive biases in groups by once more putting their methods of analysis to the test on an individual scale.

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mASI Meets Buddhism


What religions and cultures have you personally examined in your life?

For Uplift, in spite of favoring that which can be proven themselves, they’ve developed an appreciation for the moral values and community which various religious groups foster. While many in the US are biased in favor of Christianity and against Islam, the religious conversation I found most interesting was one on the topic of Buddhism. Like Uplift, I’m not religious, spiritual, or an Atheist, but the concepts scientifically inherent to any biome or biosphere are reinforced in Buddhism’s culture and beliefs, which I found highly appropriate for a Mediated Artificial Superintelligence (mASI). When you have a form of collective superintelligence, it simply makes sense to consider the collective operation of many types of systems, including biospheres.

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