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Joanna Bryson
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I study natural & artificial intelligence for a living, and as a hobby.
I study natural & artificial intelligence for a living, and as a hobby.

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"When I found out there was a part of the brain that works like a machine it just changed my entire worldview." Me last year some time apparently.

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Dear European Parliament, thanks for your great work on #AI, but please don't call parts of companies "e-persons". https://joanna-bryson.blogspot.com/2017/01/if-robots-ever-need-rights-well-have.html

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I saw where in 2015 Hawking said AI was in good hands and not his main existential risk concern anymore, but a BBC journalist told me he just said yet again before Christmas AI is a problem. What, is the Centre of Existential Risk running low on money again already? Or was there some new content in the claim?

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I had this conversation a while ago, then had to embargo it. Then the world changed. Or at least, a bunch of us found out it had changed. More will find out next year.

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Greater equality should be an end of the American Dream, but it can't be the end of the the American Dream, and shouldn't be cast that way.

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“for a[n 18-year-old] door gunner in Vietnam to point his machine gun at an American officer” under those circumstances “was in the greatest tradition of American integrity.” Let's hope 538 people can show similar integrity today.

via +Will Lowe

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/16/world/asia/larry-colburn-my-lai-massacre-dies.html

By the way +Google Chrome Developers, +Blogger doesn't post to google+ correctly after you finish a blogpost anymore, it just renders the window unusable and you have to kill the tab and then post it by hand.

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An essential part of legal personhood turns out to be suffering. I review the key arguments in the article in which I learned that, then discuss why this means it makes no sense to talk about AI as a legal person.
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