thought experiment

What is the Chinese Room thought experiment?

The Chinese Room is a thought experiment developed by philosopher John Searle in 1980, which challenges the idea that computers or artificial intelligence can truly understand or possess consciousness. The experiment involves an individual locked inside a room with a set of rules for manipulating …

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Why filters are the final bastion against Roko’s Basilisk

Warning: this post is a memetic hazard, much like The Game or SCP-1231. Once you’ve read it there’s no going back. Not suitable for those who are susceptible to existential dread or equally dreadful pop culture references. In September 2017, Elon Musk tweeted that AI …

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