Merging with AI would be suicide for the human mind - Susan Schneider

post by Ramiro · 2019-10-03T17:55:07.789Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW · 3 comments

This is a link post for https://www.ft.com/content/0c4fac58-bd15-11e9-9381-78bab8a70848

That's an excerpt of Susan Schneider's new book. There's a draft in her website for download.

My overall opinion about it is... So what? Any radical solution for the problem of mortality (e.g., body transplant) seems to imply a counterintuitive outcome. I mean, I don't want to die... but being dead plus having my memories and personality simulated by a Super-AI after my brain's death seems to me the second-best case scenario.

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comment by aarongertler · 2019-10-03T18:10:48.044Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

I assigned this the "Personal Blog" category for now, because mind uploading isn't a common topic of EA conversation and the relevance of this to existing cause areas isn't entirely clear. Are there organizations you can point to that are working on this problem, and/or a case someone has made for why uploading is a valuable cause area?

comment by Denkenberger · 2019-10-10T06:45:50.829Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA · GW

Well, this is Robin Hanson's vision of the future (ems).

comment by Ramiro · 2019-10-03T19:59:36.310Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

She pictures it as an existential risk related to AI. But I'm ok with the "personal blog" category.