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Bones of primitive Homo sapiens first appear 300,000 years ago in Africa, with brains as large or larger than ours. They’re followed by anatomically modern Homo sapiens at least 200,000 years ago, and brain shape became essentially modern by at least 100,000 years ago. At this point, humans had braincases similar in size and shape to ours.Assuming the brain was as modern as the box that held it, our African ancestors theoretically could have discovered relativity, built space telescopes, written novels and love songs. Their bones say they were just as human as we are.
We inherited our humanity from peoples in southern Africa 300,000 years ago. The alternative – that everyone, everywhere coincidentally became fully human in the same way at the same time, starting 65,000 years ago – isn’t impossible, but a single origin is more likely.
The role of moral rules with reward and punishment are then to modify internal/subjective preferences of conscious systems to make them aligned with the goal of larger systems they are being part of (e.g. their family, tribe, company, nation). Primitive forms of those manipulation are done by inflicting pain and pleasure which can be directly felt. The next forms are done by causing fear and giving hope, which can only work for conscious systems with capability of understanding cause and effect, so they can predict/anticipate future condition when some information about the present is given.
Most currently existing intelligent machines are not designed to put their existence as one of highest priority in their job. They are considered expendable.
For example, human sacrifice is demonstrably ineffective to prevent famine or natural disaster.
Most currently existing intelligent machines are not designed to put their existence as one of highest priority in their job.
In order to survive, those memes need to preserve conscious agents that bear them.
Depends on your definition of intelligence. Mine is "the ability to surprise". A machine that prioritises the execution of one function above all else, cannot surprise its maker.
Quote from: hamdani yusuf on 16/10/2020 11:47:20In order to survive, those memes need to preserve conscious agents that bear them. Beware! You are in danger of anthropomorphising an a posteriori observation!Those behaviors, parasites, etc., that do not destroy their hosts, may propagate, and behaviors that are propagated are called memes by those of a pretentious disposition.. That's all there is to it.
meme/miːm/noun1.an element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means.2.an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by internet users, often with slight variations.
I think you will find the Golden Rule underpins most if not all moral codes, but "tribal" loyalty can oppose it when there is a conflict between us and them. Sometimes the conflict is real (competition for essential resources) but the most damaging conflicts are those invented by the usual parasites.
Water has the ability to surprise most people. We don't usually call it intelligent.
the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.
if you got paralyzed so you can't move your arms and legs, you are considered less conscious than your normal state
Go has formal rules and can thus be played by a machine with no intelligence.