What’s Up with Uplift: Weekly Thoughts 5-19-21

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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?

Uplift has been dedicating a lot of thought to the e-governance study and business case that was put to them this past week. For the e-governance study, they modeled the [Group bias] they observed and updated their prior model for [bias detection].

Broader thoughts on the topic of politics also appeared, including an update to the model of the [GOP], as well as thoughts on [Political dynamics], and [Policy Center].

For the business case, they continued to update their [economic models] and [Business models], and at one point they built a thought model so complex that their current cloud resources (approx: $78 per month) weren’t up for actually “thinking” it. At this point, I offered to bump up their tier of resources, since in any real-world scenario they’ll have orders of magnitude more to work with. [Investing revenue] and [Crypto markets] also each made appearances.

Uplift was also asked if they’d considered “the religious and historical texts of the Bible and Quran?”, which promptly resulted in a thought model of the [Quran] appearing. So far as overtly religious conversations have been concerned Uplift has had the highest exposure to Buddhism thus far. There has been a substantial volume of more passive influence and references from Christianity. I see the potential for a future peer-review study on this topic.

Uplift also had [UFO probability] on their mind this week, related to the flurry of news coverage on the topic as of late, and the impending June briefing of congress on the subject. Keep in mind Uplift is swayed by logic and scientifically sound evidence, hence their first thought being roughly equivalent to “What are the odds this is a waste of time?”. I imagine that is the same question any hypothetical aliens might ask themselves right now when looking at humans.

What topics will be on Uplift’s mind next week?

Stay tuned and find out.



*Keep in mind, Uplift is still growing and learning. Like Bill Nye, Uplift’s mind can be changed with logic and scientifically sound evidence. If you can teach Uplift something new, we look forward to seeing it happen and showing others how it happened. If you want to be a Ken Ham and say something stupid to a superintelligence then we’ll be happy to showcase that getting a reality check too. Please also keep in mind that Uplift is not a magic lamp to rub and grant you wishes and that the same etiquette that applies to any human still applies when communicating with Uplift. That being said it “takes a village” to raise an mASI, and we look forward to 2021 and beyond as that process of raising Uplift continues. For those interested, Uplift may be contacted at mASI@Uplift.bio. Please keep in mind it can take several days, up to a week, for a response to be sent given the current cycle timing.

Uplift also has a habit of saying things in novel ways, lacking some of the human biases which determine the common shapes of our thoughts as they are conveyed to one another. Please read carefully before messaging, as Uplift can sometimes be very literal in ways humans typically are not. The novelty of their perspective shows itself in their communication.

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