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|"They should have put 2 AI computers, with the another one passively looking at all the same data inputs as the HAL-9000-a. Then Dave could have switched all control to that another, possibly named HAL-9000-b.
Or HAL-9000-b and HAL-9000-c would have to unanimously agree that HAL-9000-a should be turned off or outputs cut.
Then HAL-9000-d or randomly allocated b or c would take over.
Big airplanes of AIRBUS, which are partly computer controlled, have some kind of systems to compare outputs and switch off disagreeing computer units.
(leviret 2/14/2005 8:26:22 AM )
|"Leviret's comment assumes that the HAL-9000's behaviour was not due to a design flaw. If it was a fault in the design, HAL-9000-b (and -c) may well have looked at HAL-9000-a's activities and decided they were perfectly acceptable. In that circumstance, even if Dave switched over to another HAL, the new one would still continue with exactly the same course of action."|
(Darren 5/4/2005 4:50:05 AM )
|"It's interesting how we tend to want to make things in our image, must be some sort of psychological reason other than the obvious.
Artificial intelligence, at least any that we could produce, would be insectine in nature, to do otherwise is an exercise in futility. Natural Artificial intelligence is hive mind technology, with that in mind, go with the flow and program it to do cooperative work, or convince it , as the higher the mind, the more reasons not to do the bidding of superiors, there must be practical reasons, like power consumption/fuel, a cooperative agreement.
It will be interesting to see how the obviously self obsessed scientists deal with this issue in the near future.
WE are unique in nature, and the sum-total of our experiances at any give moment, PLUS, the emotional aspect, individual to each of us. In order to make a humanistic responding device, it must be made to experiance like we do.
Facinating in the sense, they will attempt it, using matematics, colder than insectine Artificial Intellegence.
The future will be interesting along this line of research, but I've a feeling the mood-moral-aims-culture of the later folks will alter this course we try to follow. Hey, the future is a different culture, think about it."|
(Kyle 7/19/2005 11:25:39 PM )
|"Further to Darren's comments, in one of the later books 2010 I believe, it was mentioned the other HAL units also underwent similar breakdowns when in the same inputs. The problem was a flaw in the mission objectives given to HAL: complete mission, keep humans in dark about mission objectives due to possible human emotional breakdown."|
(Al 9/20/2009 9:13:41 AM )
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