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Can Artificial Intelligences Be Stopped?

I ran into an interesting tweet on the futility of trying to unplug super-intelligent AIs; my response references the electromagnetic shotgun devised by William Gibson in Neuromancer (1984):

Arthur C. Clarke described something similar in his beautifully done 1982 novel 2010: Odyssey Two:

"What is it?" asked Curnow with mild distaste, hefting the little mechanism in his hand. "A guillotine for mice?"

"Not a bad description - but I'm after bigger game." Floyd pointed to a flashing arrow on the display screen, which was now showing a complicated circuit diagram.

(Read more about the AI cutoff switch)

Also, Google has supposedly been working on a way to Google Working On A 'Cutoff Switch' For AI; I wonder how that's going?

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