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This sometimes helps to expose assumptions 2019-08-28T18:42:57.271Z · score: 2 (3 votes)
Limits of and to (artificial) Intelligence 2019-08-25T22:16:33.108Z · score: 1 (1 votes)

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Comment by moritzg on Stuff That Makes Stuff Happen · 2019-09-09T17:18:44.711Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

"universe is a connected fabric of causes and effects."

I do not think that the universe as a whole is one fabric of causes and effects. There are isolating layers of randomness and chaos upon which there are new layers of emergence. This is why we can model at all without having one unified model.

"Every causally separated group of events would essentially be its own reality."

Places outside our solar system are their own realities in that sense. We have no effect there. Only maybe someone is there to amplify our radio signals.

Comment by moritzg on Limits of and to (artificial) Intelligence · 2019-09-05T20:23:44.431Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I found these two articles on AI's mental health:

"Can Artificial Intelligences Suffer from Mental Illness? A Philosophical Matter to Consider"

Hutan Ashrafian

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5364237/

"Does my algorithm have a mental-health problem?"

Thomas T Hills is professor of psychology at the University of Warwick in Coventry, UK.

https://aeon.co/ideas/made-in-our-own-image-why-algorithms-have-mental-health-problems

Comment by moritzg on Why so much variance in human intelligence? · 2019-08-26T11:37:41.324Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I think intelligence is much like homosexuality ...

... in that, it mostly benefits the tribe/gene-pool, but not the individual.

Being of average intelligence you are more intelligent than a good portion of the population and that helps you, just as being sub-average might be a hindrance in some situations. But being that much more intelligent does not help that individual much.

One does not have to be intelligent to profit from the intelligence of others. "We flew to the moon." No, *we* did not. We did not find Antibiotics, but we have much more breeding success because of it.