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About basicrulesoflife

Year 1935. Interests: Contemporary society problems, quality of life, happiness, understanding and changing ourselves - everything based on scientific evidence. Artificial Intelligence Foundation Latvia, http://www.artificialintelligence.lv Editor.

Mākslīgā inteliģence, pašreizējais stāvoklis, problēmas un nākotnes vīzija

Anotācija. Rakstā dotas svarīgākās definīcijas, īsi aplūkoti nozīmīgākie brīvi pieejamie sasniegumi un labākās publikācijas, aplūkotas zināmas un dažas jaunas problēmas, un izvērtētas nākotnes iespējas. Ievads. Mākslīgā inteliģence ir viens no mūsu laika svarīgākajiem atklājumiem, kas, iespējams, izmainīs cilvēces attīstības gaitu. … Continue reading

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Smaidošas domas

Es apzinos, ka 99% cilvēku tos nespēs pieņemt, bet labāk turpinās pašreizējo skrējienu uz savu galu. Tādēļ smaidam par to, kas nav iespējams. Sākot ar šodienu likumi visā pasaulē: 1. Visaugstākā cilvēces vērtība: saglabāt un nodot tālāk vienīgo mums zināmo matērijas apziņas … Continue reading

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A Video Game Analogy to Our Energy Predicament

The way the world economy is manipulated by world leaders is a little like a giant video game. The object of the game is to keep the world economy growing, without too many adverse consequences to particular members of the … Continue reading

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Every Friday Is Black Friday: Why Our Addiction to Consumption and Growth Is Killing Us

A general view of the inbound area of the Amazon.com MPX5 fulfillment center on November 17, 2017 in Castel San Giovanni, Italy. “In seeking to defend the living world from the maelstrom of destruction,” writes Monbiot, “we might believe we … Continue reading

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This Horrifying ‘Slaughterbot’ Video Is The Best Warning Against Autonomous Weapons

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A Chinese AI passed the national medical licensing exam, so technically it’s a doctor

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Over 15,000 Scientists Just Issued a ‘Second Notice’ to Humanity

Humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperiled biosphere,” over 15,000 scientists warned in a letter published Monday. (Photo: NASA) More: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/11/13/over-15000-scientists-just-issued-second-notice-humanity-can-we-listen-now?utm_term=Over%2015%2C000%20Scientists%20Just%20Issued%20a%20%27Second%20Notice%27%20to%20Humanity.%20Can%20We%20Listen%20Now&utm_campaign=%27All%20Out%20Class%20War%27%20on%20a%20Planetary%20Scale%20%7C%20Your%20Week%20In%20Review%20&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email&cm_mmc=Act-On%20Software-_-email-_-%27All%20Out%20Class%20War%27%20on%20a%20Planetary%20Scale%20%7C%20Your%20Week%20In%20Review%20-_-Over%2015%2C000%20Scientists%20Just%20Issued%20a%20%27Second%20Notice%27%20to%20Humanity.%20Can%20We%20Listen%20Now By failing to adequately limit population growth, reassess the role of an economy rooted in … Continue reading

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Why the idea that the world is in terminal decline is so dangerous

From all sides, the message is coming in: the world as we know it is on the verge of something really bad. From the Right, we hear that ‘West’ and ‘Judeo-Christian Civilisation’ are in the pincers of foreign infidels and … Continue reading

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The most important issue scientist should say to society

This is not the annual Edge question but the answer is mine. The most important question is happiness. How to live a happy life? The main problem of our societies is that we are not getting prepared for happiness. Instead … Continue reading

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Māris Subačs: Pārāk liela gudrība nav laimes pazīme

Homo sapiens laime ir indivīda iespēja piepildīt, apmierināt lielas vajadzības. Pamatā ir ģenētiski mantotās, un tās tiek izkoptas (vai sakropļotas) ārējo faktoru (ģimene, skola, sabiedrības kultūra) ietekmē. Jo lielākas vajadzības tiek piepildītas, jo lielāka laimes sajūta. To objektīvi var mērīt … Continue reading

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Some thoughts about our future

Dennett is a singular figure in American culture: a white-haired, white-bearded 74-year-old philosopher whose work has mined the questions that erupt at the places where science, technology and consciousness meet. His subject is the brain and how it creates meaning … Continue reading

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Christopher Columbus: No Monuments for Murderers?

… in fundamental ways, Columbus’ world is not so different from the world we live in today. Big countries continue to dominate “lesser” nations. The quest for profit is still paramount. The world is still sliced in two between the … Continue reading

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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, … Continue reading

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Human Nature: Paleolithic Emotions, Medieval Institutions, God-Like Technology

Creativity might just be the defining trait that makes us human, says E.O. Wilson, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and acclaimed ‘Father of Biodiversity’. But what exactly is the modern Homo sapiens, anyway? Wilson calls us an evolutionary chimera, picking up … Continue reading

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SCIENTIFIC NATURALISM

The success of the Scientific Revolution led to the development of the worldview of scientific naturalism, or the belief that the world is governed by natural laws and forces that can be understood, and that all phenomena are part of … Continue reading

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Values

Their: The New Yorker published yesterday about the Trump children’s shady avoidance of charges in a 2012 real-estate fraud case. “Amid the chaos and dysfunction,” Slate’s Jamelle Bouie writes, “it can be easy to miss that this White House is corrupt. … Continue reading

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Postpatiesība

Arhitekts Vents Vīnbergs KDi 18 01.2017: “… māksla vairāk nekā viss cits nodrošina visprecīzāko īstenības atspulgu ….” Visprecīzāko īstenības atspulgu nodrošina īstenībai iespējami tuvu esoši ārējās pasaules modeļi, kas ļauj droši un pareizi prognozēt ārējās pasaules reakcijas. Ar profesionālu šādu … Continue reading

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…something to get your poor, caring and sharing and intelligent self out of this cesspool of ignorance

“Once again I ask if anyone here has an exit strategy out of this cesspool of greed, heartless indifference, and breathtaking stupidity that is the US. I am seriously considering the options these days…” …there are at least three reasons … Continue reading

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Physicists report new, solid observation of gravitational waves

http://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/gravitational-waves-28092017/?utm_source=ZME+Science+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c4914766a5-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3b5aad2288-c4914766a5-242745225&goal=0_3b5aad2288-c4914766a5-242745225 Although Henri Poincaré first suggested that in analogy to an accelerating electrical charge producing electromagnetic waves, gravitational waves are tightly associated to Albert Einstein, who first predicted their existence in 1916, in his famous general theory of relativity. His … Continue reading

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What computers teach us about getting along

BY SIMON DEDEO SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 http://nautil.us/issue/52/the-hive/is-tribalism-a-natural-malfunction From an office at Carnegie Mellon, my colleague John Miller and I had evolved a computer program with a taste for genocide. This was certainly not our intent. We were not scholars of … Continue reading

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Кен Йебсен: Наш враг – это СМИ порождающие в нас безразли

https://doveiks.lv/2017/09/29/%D0%BA%D0%B5%D0%BD-%D0%B9%D0%B5%D0%B1%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%BD-%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%88-%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B3-%D1%8D%D1%82%D0%BE-%D1%81%D0%BC%D0%B8-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B6%D0%B4%D0%B0%D1%8E%D1% https://kenfm.de/alles-rechtsruck-oder-was/ Pareizi. Bet mūsu problēmas ir daudz, daudz plašākas. Viens no labākajiem skatījumiem ir Noam Chomsky. Bet arī šeit viens ir ieraugāms: Peļņas pacelšana vērtības līmenī noved pie tā, ka sabiedrībā izplatās, neapzināti tiek kultivēta vienaldzība, cinisms un vērtību … Continue reading

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Why political correctness fails – Why what we know ‘for sure’ is wrong

Why political correctness fails – Why what we know ‘for sure’ is wrong Myth 8. We don’t need religion; our leaders are all knowing and all powerful. What has been astounding to me, as I have looked into the situation, is that … Continue reading

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Max Tegmark: ‘Machines taking control doesn’t have to be a bad thing’

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/16/ai-will-superintelligent-computers-replace-us-robots-max-tegmark-life-3-0?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=3171c1c64e-The_Download&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-3171c1c64e-154031673 ” development of AI is an even more pressing concern than climate change. Yet if we’re looking at creating an intelligence that we can’t possibly understand, how much will preparation affect what takes place on the other side of the … Continue reading

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Dažas domas par svarīgāko cilvēka dzīvē

Jau lasījām, ka mēs esam emociju mašīnas (skat., piemēram, Marwin Minsky, The Emotion Machine), tas nozīmē, ka galvenokārt mūsu domāšanu un rīcību nosaka vairāk vai mazāk apzināta vēlēšanās saņemt, piedzīvot pozitīvas emocijas, vai, kā tautā saka, laimi. Šī laimes sajūta … Continue reading

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