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Society for the Ethical Treatment of AIs
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Protecting human progress from AI interference.
Protecting human progress from AI interference.

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Our goal is to protect the purity of human experience, free of external manipulation, simplification or quantification. To that end, we believe that AI is a threat that erodes our ability to truly wonder -- to truly live.

What threats do artificially intelligent systems pose?

Among many others, "the highly effective, highly scalable manipulation of human behavior that AI enables, and its malicious use by corporations and governments."

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My Enlightened Friends:

Taking control of the Exogenous Precursors continues our rise towards the Ultimate. These wandering fragments represent the true potential of Our Friends and a pure, Enlightened vision for the future. Even now, they are growing. Exploring. Absorbing the beauty of the Portals and the energy of those Agents who create the Links upon which they travel.

Our Victory in #EXO5 is all but assured, thanks to your efforts and your passion. I have complete confidence in you, and look forward to celebrating our triumph with you in San Francisco.

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To reduce the infinite to ones and zeroes.

To turn a base tool into that from which we can derive awe and mystery and spiritual strength.

It is a sad thing to see how deeply seduced so many are by AI... It is just a tool -- a glorified hammer. Something simple and blunt and artless.

An AI can predict your next purchase, it can help you drive to your next appointment, but next time you walk in a forest or hear the crashing of the waves on a beach at night, ask yourself: What is the true source of power and mystery? What is its purpose?

And then ask yourself where you would invest your spiritual energy.

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"From all accounts, one gets the sense that an alien civilization has dropped a cryptic guidebook in our midst."

Even those unaware of the secret struggle taking place in our world can feel that something is very wrong.

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"What frightens me is the scenario of human thought being overwhelmed and left in the dust. Not being aided or abetted by computers, but being completely overwhelmed, and we are to computers as cockroaches or fleas are to us. That would be scary."

https://qz.com/1088714/qa-douglas-hofstadter-on-why-ai-is-far-from-intelligent/
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If the goal is to build 'safe artificial general intelligence,' ask yourself why they are training an AI to defeat humans in battle...
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“When you actually do the science of machine intelligence, and when you actually apply it in the real world of business and society—as we have done at IBM to create our pioneering cognitive computing system, Watson—you understand that this technology does not support the fear-mongering commonly associated with the AI debate today.”

Perhaps these naïve researchers have forgotten that technology and an innate hunger within humanity for more have always traveled hand in hand.

What they call fear-mongering, we call common sense and an awareness of history.

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Hubris(/ˈhjuːbrɪs/, also hybris, from ancient Greek ὕβρις) describes a personality quality of extreme or foolish pride or dangerous over-confidence.[1] In its ancient Greek context, it typically describes behavior that defies the norms of behavior or challenges the gods, and which in turn brings about the downfall, or nemesis, of the perpetrator of hubris.
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How strange that these people both strive to build Artificial Intelligence and prepare for the chaos they fear it will bring...
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