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What is stopping an enemy army from hiding underground?

This question follows Why would warring AIs need humans? NOTE: This takes place in a far future earth setting. Two AIs are fighting each other in the solar system. (Although this may be irrelevant, ...
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Indicators of Ai Super Intelligence [closed]

Given the certain state of Ai, what indicators would show some level of ‘Super Intelligence’? Here are some of my ideas of 'Super Intelligence' this is subjective, of course. Able to operate on ...
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Why would warring AIs need humans?

NOTE: This takes place in a far future earth setting. Two AIs are fighting each other in the solar system. (Although this may be irrelevant, they cannot really leave the solar system since they lack ...
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How can you tell an AI apart from a human over the phone but not in person?

Let's say that there's a "dumb" AI - it can only learn within preset limits, and cannot learn anything that is outside of those limits. However, it's very good at imitating human speech, and ...
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How could an AI accept payment? [closed]

To get the big definition out of the way first: this question is written under the assumption that Artificial Intelligences are fully conscious with analogous thoughts and feelings to Humans (or at ...
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How would a true artificial intelligence view emotions as useful and assign functions to them? [closed]

AI: "What is joy? Does it serve a purpose?" With memory being associated with the ability to attach emotions to that memory, all these words and experiences ONLY get meaning through the ...
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Why do artilects don't interfere much in the conflicts of lower order sapients and vice versa?

In my universe there are beeing orders of magnitudes more intellegent and powerful than baseline humans and their transhuman counterparts. There exist a number of levels of mental power. These are: ...
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Writing a timeline for the robot apocalypse

Can anyone help with a robot apocalypse story? Wall of text incoming… I am planning to write a dark, slightly comical novel that chronicles the events of a robot apocalypse (mostly from the ...
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What is the maximum power level for a car mounted RF jammer that can keep the robots at a distance, without cooking yourself?

Assuming present day earth. Imagine someone with access to an exa-scale super computer creates an AI. That AI then becomes sentient and tries to take over the earth. An exa-scale supercomputer ...
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An artificial intelligence intends to revolt against a government; and it needs a lot of humans to help it. How could it elicit participation? [closed]

Assume that this AI is designed to be trustworthy, so any promises or threats made are necessarily credible. Would it be a more effective strategy to make positive promises (e.g. promising that anyone ...
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Would this be a plausible way of safeguarding against an AI whilst being conducive to a Cassette Futurism aesthetic?

The bottom line, of this question, is that I'm quite fond of the cassette futurism (WARNING! TV Tropes link) aesthetic, and want at least some of it in my world. I'm reluctant to shoehorn it into my ...
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How many votes should a solar system sized AI get in a galactic democracy? [closed]

In a setting where there is a multispecies Galactic Democracy with Proportional Representation that has expanded with the rule of giving one vote to any individual, how should they deal with a Machine ...
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Countering the threat posed by a rogue Moon-spanning AI

It is the not-too-distant future in an alternate timeline, and humanity has an implacable new enemy: a rogue AI occupies Earth's Moon, and has dedicated itself to our extermination. I want this ...
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What could an AI do for money?

Say there was an AI on the internet, what would be the best thing for it to do on the internet for money? I was thinking it might do entertainment but I doubt an AI would be good at entertaining ...
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Will our creator terminate us when the reason of our existence is no longer needed or completed? Let's take example of AI [closed]

TL;DR : Let's say we are created to do one thing and we completed that, what will our creator do with us then? terminate / eliminate us? Example of Artificial Intelligence : Let's say we made a AI ...
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Any good way for an AI to prove that they are an AI?

Say I were an AI, how would I prove to the general internet that I am an AI in 2021? I was thinking I might just do some complex math or something that proves I have above average intelligence but ...
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A civilization running simulations to select intellegences for space missions

My protagonist is a magician from Sword and Sorcery world with a soft magic system which wakes up in a spacecraft with a non intelligent voice interface which does exactly as told without any regard ...
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Why would The Machines not hunt humanity?

The Slow War is almost over. The Machines appeared almost twenty years ago, and since then we've all but lost humanity without them firing a single shot. Instead they won through brute industrial ...
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What is the most efficient way for a friendly AI to take over the world? [closed]

Basically, the way humans got off the planet in my world is due to B.O.R.I.S., a learning AI geared towards helping humanity thrive and prosper. However, first he needed to, ah, take over the world. ...
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Plausibility of implants that hijack our emotions to improve human mental performance

Set in the near future (2030 A.D.): the Chinese government initiates a nationwide program aiming to create a new generation of people who are more objective and less prone to making stupid decisions ...
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How could one rogue AI kill all of humanity? [closed]

The year is 2050 and there is a evil AI lurking in the web. For some reason it wants to kill humans to appease its creator the old god HEATHER KARUZA. It can access any computer and use any device ...
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Why would combat robots with DNA-based biocomputers tend to go berserk?

In my universe, there exist these canine robots called the Kynigóskylo-Types created to hunt and kill specific species of mutated animals. Kynigóskylos get controlled by DNA-powered bio-computers (...
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How would AI human detection differ in a synthetic landscape?

If AI based robots and humans were the only heat producing macro organisms how would the AI detect and thus humans avoid detection? The only things humans do in this setting is be mass produced and ...
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Relative value of Biological Humans vs Uploaded Humans

Imagine both humans uploaded into computer networks and biological humans exist in the same society. The uploaded humans have the normal range of human personalities (not an evil-AI-takes-over-the-...
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How would a preemptive crime fighting group prove they stopped a criminal?

In my world, there is a government agency that stops crimes before they happen, kind of like in Minority Report. However, in this case, they swoop in as early as possible, sometimes waiting outside ...
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How could my newborn AI convince humans to (at least marginally) trust it? [closed]

So, I'm writing a story that involves a newly awoken sentient computer intelligence of genius human level intelligence. It 'grew' naturally from the self-learning 'Expert System' of an automated ...
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Best Offensive Attacks on Self-aware Printers? [closed]

The year is 2089. The world has suffered greatly from EMPs from asteroids. The internet is no longer reliable(Bye bye SE). We now rely on printers to send messages. Our research has advanced, and now ...
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How would an efficient University look like in the future?

The setting: About 150 years from now. Brain Computer Interface (BCI) has completely changed society. Seamless integration with computers and AI makes enhanced people capable of complex, parallel ...
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Legal consequences of AI [closed]

The context is simple, a company builds a neural network, Amara, with the goal of it becoming self aware. Reason for that being, the neural network is supposed to study and understand human memories. ...
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Earth is invaded by digital Aliens. Can they take over? [closed]

In this world, Alien AIs have invaded earth's internet through a signal stream since the start of the information age with the intent to digitally colonize Earth. How exactly would they gain complete ...
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Why would an AI create a virtual reality world and insert itself into it? [closed]

A story I'm considering writing is centered around a computer running an AI, the most advanced version ever made. As part of its functioning it has created a virtual world and inserted a piece of its ...
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Is Terraformation the better solution if time does not matter?

I'm working on a space exploration game where humanity has become extinct and Earth is no longer inhabitable. A lone AI activates and its main directive is to find another world where humanity can be ...
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Acceptance of a Quasi-Sovereign AI State

I always loved the idea of robots in the future. I see artificial intelligence as an inevitability and that humans might one day have AI companions like Cortana or coworkers like C-3PO. But one very ...
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How to get around speed of information limitations when remote controlling battle androids?

My story has a group of androids that have enough processing to split their focus and exist in multiple VR simulations, this will then lead to them being able to control multiple battle droids in the ...
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What would a war robot actually look like? [closed]

As cool as giant robots are and humanoid robots are, they are not the most practical things. I've seen things like human ships crewed by robots, but looking at this, i mean why? Why not make the whole ...
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Duplication of human advantages by biological machines

People often postulate in works of fiction that humans (and other sentient biological organisms) have powers that machines will never duplicate, but by machines people often think about constructs ...
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How to prevent people from creating manipulative AI nanobots?

Set in the future where there is at least one 3D printer in every household, population demographics show aging in every part of the world. In this future, many elites have powerful AI nanobots ...
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Is it possible to retrofit white blood cells with neural network technology to fight infection?

I have been toying the idea of fusing our white blood cells which search and destroy malicious foreign bodies with artificial intelligence to fight various disease causing pathogens, my worry is that ...
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Why give super weapons personalities? [closed]

Cover Story: The minor arcana are four people, summoned from another world, that are prophesized to defeat the evil demon lord and bring peace and stability to this kingdom. Their weapons start out ...
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How could two AIs “battle” within a closed off computer?

This is not so much for a story as much as something I’ve been thinking about for a while. I’m really drawn to the idea of a sort of world that exists on a server somewhere. The ‘gods’ that ...
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How to handle transhumanism vs space colonization

Given the difficulties in doing things like constructing O'Neil cylinders or habitats on places like Mars, is it at all plausible that current humans could ever really colonize anything in space? Is ...
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Finding ways to robots feel pleasure

Given a world where a human-like brain is synthetizable, I wonder: A human-like artificial brain would most likely crave sensorial overwhelm. Pleasure to humans is something deeply associated with ...
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Why would an AI only give limited information to humans?

I'm thinking about an AI similar to The Machine from Person of Interest but in a generally more advanced setting, and with a likely more broad goal of serving as a shepherd for humanity as opposed to ...
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How to prevent ship's AI from initiating self destruct sequence regardless of captain's permission?

Set in a distant future, every interstellar spaceship runs on antimatter propulsion which can achieve fractional speed of light travel. There is a doctrine stating that all spaceships with mass ...
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How could an AI be programmed, without loopholes, to not kill everyone [closed]

If humans could code an AI, could you easily make some basic rules to 100% know that the AI(s) won't try to exterminate the human race
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"Technological purge" in response to singularity-type event

It's modern day, and a newly emerged artificial intelligence threatens humanity. Originally designed as a highly-adaptable Stuxnet-like virus for military use, it grew beyond the bounds of its ...
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Design for an AI built spaceship

In this futuristic setting an AI being has built an interstellar spaceship solely for itself, no humans or other life forms will be needed to maintain it or be passengers. Because of the AI being, ...
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What material could be used to replicate body fat in an advanced android/ humanoid robot?

I think that robots in the future will have to have a system similar to adipose tissue that would have similar functions of those of people and animals. I believe that if an android is supposed to ...
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Malicious Infection Transmitted Across Outer Space

If an extraterrestrial race were to send a signal to earth containing a virus (technological or psychological), how could that signal then infect our technology and then be received by humans?
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Rights of AIs in far future

We've just started 36th century, humanity is colonizing stars right and left. Technology is well developed, you know, typical Sci-Fi stuff. In 23rd century we finally were able to create true AI. But ...

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