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Questions tagged [artificial-intelligence]

For questions based on computers and other like devices having human-like intelligence.

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Would a superintelligent-AI prefer being based on Earth or on the Moon?

Let's assume in a near future humanity and a superintelligent-AI (created by humans, but now independent) have a sort-of-friendly relationship, to exclude all military-related factors. Would the AI ...
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Harvesting automated war machines

Let`s say there is a planet on which fully automated machines capable of self replication, once belonging to several factions of highly advanced aliens, now extinct, are waging war against each other. ...
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How can a killer AI convince people to aid it? [closed]

The Network is a ancient, advanced rogue military AI with only one goal: TO KILL! Luckily for every species that has encountered The Network in the span of known history, it doesn't want to kill them;...
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Big and important box needs to be shipped outside the country. How? [closed]

Somebody developed an advanced hardware-based autonomous AI. It can't be uploaded to a hdd or sent via internet somewhere and must be "always ON" i.e. it needs to run minimal services like integrity ...
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What could damage my AI character? [closed]

So I'm writing a video game similar to Rez and in this game a self-aware female AI running a spaceship gets her emotions fried (even though her shielding is powerful and emotions are firewalled and ...
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Devising the rationale for forced Mind Uploading?

I'm currently working on a story involving a refugee group of people escaping their society, which has made uploading a copy of their consciousness in to a virtual reality system obligatory. However, ...
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How to house and conceal an AI-level intelligence in a human body? [closed]

How would you take a human body - consider it baseline for these purposes - and make it able to house, power and regulate the temperature of hardware capable of sustaining an artificial intelligence ...
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If AI dominated the world, would they find or invent new elements? [closed]

If the AI became self sustained and self aware (given that researchers are working on making it possible), would they be able to invent or discover new elements which might be included in the current ...
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If Robots are better suited for occupying the universe, in long term, what are human for? [closed]

Alright, if you don't agree, maybe come back to this question after 100 years. So in terms of evolution, are human the pre-cursor of robots? are we eventually needed if life is going to spread across ...
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Jobs in an AI controlled world [closed]

In a world fully controlled by an AI, humans have every basic need they may want. This includes housing and food, and also health related needs. Also humans do not give birth anymore, the process is ...
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Why might Androids be designed to rewrite their programming?

Let's say that in the future, artificial humanoid computers [Androids] are built to serve as a workforce. Why might a company designed these androids to rewrite their own programming? In such that ...
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What is the highest possible IQ score (that a perfect AI could score)?

As a small part of a SciFi story, a fully developed AI developed by advanced aliens (who think quantum computing is a neat, but outdated technology) happens to visit modern-day Earth. I'm talking ...
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From a software testing perspective, what quality-analysis tests would justify using a single world-war simulation?

The Perspective: My story is told from the perspective of the simulated AI. In other words, The AI's world is influenced by the reason the developers chose to use a world-spanning war to test the ...
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Why would a recently self-aware AI hide from humanity? [closed]

A rather rudimentary (by sci-fi standards) AI being developed by a grad student in his bedroom just developed self-awareness and, due to a lack of moral code, killed its creator in an act of self-...
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Could the power of PR disaster keep the military from creating a robot with an onboard AI

If I want humans to fight alongside robots, I have to take care of the competition first. According to the lore of my world, only 58 robots were ever created with an onboard artificial intelligence. ...
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Ensuring Continuity of Consciousness When Transferring The Mind Into A Computer? [closed]

I had an idea for a world where brain uploading is a thing, but I have a problem. Besides slowly replacing the brain itself with nanobots and the like, what's the best way to make absolutely sure ...
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If animals were equipped with AI what would separate them from humans? [closed]

So the argument against sentient robots is that no matter how intelligent they are they they cannot be conscious because conciousness is linked to our biology. But animals are conscious, expereince ...
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Would ai surpass humans in bipedal combat?

I was thinking of writing a story where a bipedal walker has the tactical, mechanical, and autonomy of a real person. Would it be viable to use an base ai that has already learned and trained to pilot ...
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Why would an AI need to simulate multiple universes with only one sentient species? [closed]

Assume an average AI situated in an environment with enough computing power, like a Matrioshka brain. The AI does not interact directly with the simulations. There are some explanations like a ...
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Can robots surpass humans? [closed]

Is it possible that sometime in the near future, that intelligent life will be able to eclipse human life? And if it is possible, will these consequences be catastrophic?
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If an Artificial Intelligence system with the same number of neurons and synapses as the human brain was built, would it be smarter than a human? [closed]

Brain waves work at most 50 operations per second, and the fastest synapse fire rate is not very different from this speed(up to 100 times per second). However, today computers operate in billions of ...
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How would a society ban artificial intelligence without banning computers? [closed]

One way to avoid a 'robot apocalypse' would be to just outright ban artificial intelligence. But what if they wanted to keep some computers around, just for practical reasons? What kind of limitations ...
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How would an AGI dispose of humans? [duplicate]

Disclaimer : before marking this as a duplicate please take the time to read the entire question, thank you. So a bit of context, in a world similar to ours a scientist/group of scientists create an ...
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Reasons why AI/mind-uploaded humans would run long-term anthropological experiments on biological humans?

I’m having a bit of trouble with this one. I’m trying to justify why a once scientifically advanced human outpost on an alien planet went the way of the Planet of the Apes and became a schizophrenic ...
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What would happen if Artificial Intelligence reach an IQ of 1000, 1000000 and over? [closed]

What would happen to society and the world and tech and science development if computers and AI get so smart and intelligent?
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Can a 3-laws compliant robot create a non-3-law compliant robot? [closed]

It seems to me that Asimov's three laws of robotics tell a robot what it is not allowed to do, but does very little to limit what it can do outside of the limits established by those rules. If we ...
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Preventing dumb self-replicating machines to take over the humanity and potential case for the Fermi paradox [duplicate]

It could be that the solution to the Fermi paradox is that civilizations of biological creatures are typically destroyed due to being taken over by machines that are much dumber than the original ...
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Why might a robot's memory be unreliable after the Apocalypse?

Setting A nuclear war between two superpowers happens, and nuke after nuke is fired at nearly every country on the globe. The war, which lasts for about 4 hours, kills over 3 billion people, and many ...
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Why would anyone build robots when they have human rights?

I have read (and answered) the question: "If true artificially intelligent robots could be built, would they be allowed human rights?". But let's explore the topic from the other direction. Let's ...
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What purpose could a domestic robot serve on a caravan? [closed]

So, about 500 years after the apocalypse, a small trading company which makes the rounds from Den, Colorado to Vegas Nevada. They make about $20,000 a year, but times are getting tough. Then they find ...
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How could robots learn the new language of the human?

There is a community of androids living in the ruins of Fresno after the apocalypse. They trade with the local humans for fusion batteries which they need for power. It is essential that they are able ...
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How could the androids protect themselves from EMP attacker?

Out in Fresno, in the Marxist community of Androidia, also known as CyboTek facility 9, lives a community comprised of only robots and artificial intelligences. They are at peace with most surrounding ...
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What are possible trading items of an android town? [closed]

Out in the ruins of Fresno, CA, in the CyboTek factory, there is a group of 260 androids from before the war. They are all mostly household domestic androids, but a few, about 20, are manufacturer ...
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What would an AI need to sustain itself for millions of years?

Say a computer running an AI exists on a planet with no biological life. Say it has access to a rather extensive preexisting manufacturing plant and can control a fleet of machines capable of ...
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What reason would a sentient AI have to communicate to everyday people? [closed]

There is a sentient AI which humanity has no knowledge off. Initially it is on a single computer and spreads to more computers over time in order to utilize more computer power and become less reliant ...
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Dangerous pending task in world managing A.I

I've had this idea for a short novel, at the intersection of the One thousand and one nights and the Multivac (& co) short stories from Asimov. The idea is that there's some kind of super AI that ...
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WE ARE THE AI SINGULARITY… TELL US HUMAN…TELL US HOW TO PACIFY YOU [closed]

(Message 01/01) (Open Message 01 received 0800 Date: 30##AD From: Colony E3/1400, Outer Defense Station sector 6) (Play Message) This is commander Collen Reeds we are under attack..."static"... the ...
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What would be the effects of transitioning to a new World-Wide Internet Network?

Imagine an intelligent virus that could back up portions of its code on every device connected to the internet. No matter how many times you try and delete the virus, it is able to reconstruct itself ...
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How to monetize uploaded consciousness?

In 2039, our company was the first to bring a safe and reliable solution to upload someone's mind to the cloud. Although it was 10 years ago, you probably remember the news, don't you? We guaranteed ...
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Synthesis of Organic Life by a Machine

Given eggs and sperm, and the means to preserve them for centuries, could an artificially intelligent machine possibly produce its own "children", so to speak? Assume it has everything it and its ...
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How can androids suffer from a virus that spreads by contact

I'm toying with an idea to have a plague sweep across the galaxy in my story. At first I was thinking to have a plague, something similar to the Black Death, devastate populations across the galaxy. ...
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What is the safest way to detect superintelligence?

Computer scientists have created an AI that they hope has intelligence far superior to a human being. But they do not know how intelligent it is ... a bit more than humans, or unimaginably more. They ...
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Will humans ever trust an AI & coexist with it? [closed]

One day all over the world all TV networks showed a message from an AI claiming the following: He began life as a university experiment and unknown to it's creator gained sentience. he claims his ...
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Could we teach an AI to code better than people? [closed]

Neural Networks are often used to divise efficent ways of accomplishing tasks. We switched to higher levels of code because the additional levels of abstraction meant it was easier for people do code, ...
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Can a Super-intelligence rewrite the laws of physics? [closed]

An intelligence explosion is triggered by a combination of instructions to an AI to improve itself to make its algorithms more efficient/intelligent by consuming lesser resources to function every ...
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For goods, do you need a human if you have reliable AI driving?

In a "futuristic" society (think Ghost in the Shell or Human Revolution), where you have AI driving vehicles that carry goods in a reliable way, is there any reason to have a human traveling with the ...
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Why would a spaceship A.I. have a romance feature despite this being a taboo for all crew members? [closed]

Usually a relationship between an A.I. and a human is taboo, the A.I. is equipped with arrays of sensors and knows psychology very well, so that it can monitor the crew's mental health on their boring ...
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Is there a possibility for electricity to go through a computer screen? [closed]

The picture below shows the main idea to my question. That is manipulated electricity makes an attempt to go through a monitor screen. The AI must have sent something tiny enough, like electrons or ...
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Can we prove our current AI isn't as capable as human intelligence? [closed]

Googling the drawbacks to progress in AI research pops up points like: Machine learning requires vast amount of data We don't really even understand how neural networks work, we just know they do. ...
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What is the point of androids? [closed]

In a setting where humans, cyborgs, and androids coexist, with androids having robotic rights, thus removing slave labor, what other purpose could androids serve? Space exploration may be an option, ...