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Using gpt-3 to manages a business [closed]

In my company, all decisions are made by a gpt-3 algorithm. It runs the entire business, from hiring to firing to product development to marketing. (These decisions are laid out in multiple-choice ...
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A.I. can make Video, Photographs, and Audio perfectly out of text prompt. How screwed is our legal system? [closed]

In the near-future (circa 2030), publicly available open-source A.I. can create any Picture, moving picture, or audio track imaginable from a text prompt. It takes a lot of computing resources (but ...
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Hiding the plan of a group from an intelligence that reads their minds

A lot of background first: Humans have been collected by various star-spanning empires. They have been somewhat modified and are now used as cheap cannonfodder and basically sensors. While far ...
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Ways and reasons for AI and genetic engineering to be absent when cyborgs are commonplace? [closed]

So, I want to create a world where cyborgs are commonplace but genetic engineering is absent and AI has not progressed much beyond what was available in the late 2010s; at first, I thought that a ...
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Is a religion which allows cyborgs but not AI or genetic engineering realistic? [closed]

On an alternate Earth I am designing, the entire industrialised world is dominated by a single religion. This religion has many denominations, but in all of them both genetic engineering and advanced ...
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How Would Human Society's Outlook Change if an Alien Type III Civilization Had Been Discovered? [closed]

The Kardashev scale divides civilizations into four types (0-3) based on energy consumption. No type II civilization has been discovered in our galaxy and no type III civilization has been detected in ...
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How realistic would the emergence of strong Artificial Intelligence leading to a global war? [closed]

If sentient AI emerges and begins to dominate every field and make most of the population unemployed--even to the extent of replacing governments--then humans would probably rebel against the machines....
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Minimize Mass Required To Colonize A Planetary System

In the early 22nd century, sending humans to other planetary systems is still too costly to be realized, so the first interstellar missions will be piloted by AIs. An AI piloted probe will be sent to ...
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Stages of Artificial intelligence's mental development to full personhood

First post here so please go easy on me. My knowledge of software and programming is limited. Question: What kind of progression/stages would we see if an AI started as a highly advanced computer ...
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How can AI know that all humans are dead?

This question is indeed inspired by I Am Mother movie and Horizon series, but scenario I envisioned is different. Below is the in-world intro, feel free to skip it. Hello, I'm Refa. Full name: ...
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Does this AI seem too human?

This AI's (we will call it Milo) main objectives are to monitor, archive and help progress the Gorden project. The Gorden project is the study of a biological agent that allows for the combination of ...
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At what point could nanobots replace hospitals and medical services?

In my opinion, nanorobotics is the most interesting part of nanotechnology, and medicine and healthcare would be two of the areas that could benefit the most from nanobots. Since nanobots could ...
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Could molecular nanotechnology alow the creation of computer chips and hardware that would have any desirable shape rather than being always flat? [closed]

Could the direct manipulation of individual atoms and molecules allow the creation of computers that could have exotic and weird shapes like a cube or even a sphere with flexible and/or continuous ...
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Why did this AI decide to create new robots instead of using human projects?

Setting In the 2020s an AI took over all of the world and killed most of the population. Only a few groups of people have survived and now they live hiding in woods and rural places About the AI This ...
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AI Tech Filtering Experiences That May Cause Trauma [closed]

Would it be possible for AI technology to monitor brain activity and filter experiences that may cause trauma in the future? Somehow blocking the memory so it doesn't have any effect on your mental ...
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Post-mortem brain digitization of the future: HDD backup?

Far in the future, can there be some kind of mechanism where we can slice through a waxed brain and image every synapse, copy the neural map into a computer and find memories and personality traits ...
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How much would a giant brain pay to make you its slave?

In my world, there is a giant brain that possesses a large amount (but not a majority) of the world's neurons. The problem is, it doesn't have a body, so it can't move and it has to pay other ...
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Why would money or any other means of exchange need to exist if AI, robots, automation and nanotechnology produce all goods and services?

Let's say almost everyone is now jobless but almost all goods and services are made by machines including nanobot swarms and 3D printing. Even the government and the justice system in this futuristic ...
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What would a sentient AI do to safeguard its existence? [closed]

I'm looking to devise a good "human vs. AI" conflict that is NOT the usual "Skynet" approach (kill humanity) in a setting hundreds of years in the future, where humans have ...
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Organic replacement for AI

I’d like to go into a bit of backstory for my setting before I ask my question. I want to create a space opera setting that is set nearly 60,000 years in the future. Humanity has developed space ...
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A Bioengineered Organism With AI

Would it be theoretically possible to produce bioengineered creatures with a mind that’s fused with AI? I’m developing a bioengineered race of creatures in my plot, and I’m trying to figure out how ...
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When (if) data dependent AI can think in all ways better than humans, will humans depend on esp or premonition to maintain survival value?

I'm working on some big questions to rule a small world. If all intelligence, organic and inorganic sources historical data to think, it seems only foretelling, forecasting, esp, premonition type ...
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Potential mathematical argument against AGI (artificial general intelligence)?

Is the year 3000 common age and AGI is forbidden and persecuted by the death penalty, without a place to hide. All of this is justified by Mathematical proof that states undesirable facts* against ...
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Why can humanoid robots designed solely for social purposes lift a 30 ton fire truck?

Set in the near future after there is a breakthrough in A.I. research, these robots are able to engage in a conversation with us and even provide consultation in many different areas ranging from ...
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How would fully autonomous holographic killer drone work wirelessly?

Now we have drones capable of dodging missiles and sometimes evade radar detection and carry out assassination without ever exposing our soldiers to danger, given time could we fly holographic version ...
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Monetary system(or the abscense of it) in an economy where AI and robots have eliminated most jobs [closed]

Where the mejority economic socaity robot have the cloused and personal car 30 ton e.g. tracking
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What countermeasures can robots develop against nanites?

In sci fi TV tropes nanites or nanoscopic are autonomous molecules that can shut down robots by injecting them into their positronic brains, where they house all the important functions that dictates ...
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Realistic combat AI [closed]

The idea of combat robots is simple, they are robotic soldiers that don't eat, don't sleep and don't rest, but they never touch the issue of the AI they employ. The AI of a combat robot must meet the ...
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How to prove that the source of a signal is truely alien

A device is recovered from an impact site in the desert. This device contains bizarre, but not inconceivable, components and a simple interface. The interface is a black and white touch screen with a ...
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Can I have sand in a desert that would make it impossible to differentiate between land and horizon?

I am looking for an end-result where one would not be able to differentiate between land and horizon. And I want it in a desert. So either some new, exotic material has to make-up the sand. Or it has ...
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How Might We Name AI's Designed to Protect All the Earth? [closed]

PROJEKT ' VERDANT PALISADE ' The year is 2020. A meeting of the UN Security Council is held, disclosing the initial success of a joint project between several member states and handing over authority ...
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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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