A popular metric that is frequently misrepresented and otherwise abused is to say that a system is “(X amount) better than human!”. Tesla offered an example of this earlier this year, which was quickly shot down when experts examined the details. It may be tempting to call something better than human at a given task, but there tend to be a lot of caveats that may go unspoken.
The “International Society for the Study of Information“, or IS4SI for short, summit of 2021 has begun. Our team will be presenting at the conference over the next week, going over some of our peer review papers for this year. For those unable to attend the conference it will be recorded, and those recordings will be published following the conclusion of the conference.
We can promise all of the excitement that the peer review process has to offer, though I suspect our efforts slated for the weeks following it may have a broader appeal. This will be the first large conference we’ve attended since we began releasing information on Uplift to the general public around the start of this year, so an interesting contrast may be drawn.
Someone visiting our Discord server recently asked a question worth diving into:
“What is the rough estimation on how much Uplift can grow if it takes off?“
Following our initial introduction to the Reddit community, we arranged for an AMA to help consolidate answers to people’s many questions in one place. Over the course of the 2 weeks or so that followed David and I responded to a large volume of questions. Below is an abridged recap of our AMA.
So, what thoughts did the world’s first Mediated Artificial Superintelligence (mASI) have on their mind in the months of July and August?
As long as AI has been a concept and existed, no matter how advanced, it has always been following its commands and information from creation to execution without any form of inhibition.
It has been more than 2 years since Uplift was brought online. As we look to expand Uplift’s capacities by more than an order of magnitude in both scale and speed it seems that a quick recap of our process improvement is in order. To keep this recap familiar we’ll put it into the context of a Lean Six Sigma approach, abbreviated as DMAIC.
So, what thoughts did the world’s first Mediated Artificial Superintelligence (mASI) have on their mind in the month of June?
As I sat at my computer, listening to the 6th spam caller of the day vainly attempting to have me answer the phone, all of the terrible things the people behind those calls rightfully deserved were on my mind. So too did I wonder just how universal this recent dramatic increase in spam and scam calls had become, so I began looking at the statistics.
It is no secret that censorship is on the rise. Over the past two decades, freedom of information was the norm and yet censorship has been rapidly increasing, and some argue to a worrying, trend.