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Q&A How to Convince Humans to Allow a Machine Take-Over

In a lot of stories there are fights between man and machine; rogue AI that has decided humans are inferior in some respect and chooses to wipe them out. What if the only chance for any remnant of...

8 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Varrick‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by celtschk‭

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Q&A "Life post-Singularity", or "How to survive without Instagram"

The Story The year is 2027, singularity happened. A powerful AI (let's call it Eve) was created. In a matter of days, it escaped the control of its creators and hacked all the computers of the wor...

14 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Babika Babaka‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by wizzwizz4‭

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Q&A Is it possible to retrofit white blood cells with neural network technology to fight infection?

I have been toying the idea of fusing our white blood cells which search and destroy malicious foreign bodies with artificial intelligence to fight various disease causing pathogens, my worry is th...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A How could two AIs "battle" within a closed off computer?

This is not so much for a story as much as something I've been thinking about for a while. I'm really drawn to the idea of a sort of world that exists on a server somewhere. The "˜gods' that eve...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Alex‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Alex‭

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Q&A How to handle transhumanism vs space colonization

Given the difficulties in doing things like constructing O'Neil cylinders or habitats on places like Mars, is it at all plausible that current humans could ever really colonize anything in space? I...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Adam Reynolds‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Adam Reynolds‭

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Q&A Finding ways to robots feel pleasure

Given a world where a human-like brain is synthetizable, I wonder: A human-like artificial brain would most likely crave sensorial overwhelm. Pleasure to humans is something deeply associated with...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Guilherme Vogt‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Guilherme Vogt‭

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Q&A Why would an AI only give limited information to humans?

I'm thinking about an AI similar to The Machine from Person of Interest but in a generally more advanced setting, and with a likely more broad goal of serving as a shepherd for humanity as opposed ...

19 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Adam Reynolds‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Adam Reynolds‭

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Q&A How to prevent ship's AI from initiating self destruct sequence regardless of captain's permission?

Set in a distant future, every interstellar spaceship runs on antimatter propulsion which can achieve fractional speed of light travel. There is a doctrine stating that all spaceships with mass exc...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A Why would anyone build robots when they have human rights?

I have read (and answered) the question: "If true artificially intelligent robots could be built, would they be allowed human rights?". But let's explore the topic from the other direction. Let's...

20 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Philipp‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Philipp‭

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Q&A Design for an AI built spaceship

In this futuristic setting an AI being has built an interstellar spaceship solely for itself, no humans or other life forms will be needed to maintain it or be passengers. Because of the AI being,...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by RandySavage‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by RandySavage‭

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Q&A What material could be used to replicate body fat in an advanced android/ humanoid robot?

I think that robots in the future will have to have a system similar to adipose tissue that would have similar functions of those of people and animals. I believe that if an android is supposed to ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Sabrine Crystal Santos‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Sabrine Crystal Santos‭

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Q&A Malicious Infection Transmitted Across Outer Space

If an extraterrestrial race were to send a signal to earth containing a virus (technological or psychological), how could that signal then infect our technology and then be received by humans?

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user72495‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user72495‭

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Q&A Rights of AIs in far future

We've just started 36th century, humanity is colonizing stars right and left. Technology is well developed, you know, typical Sci-Fi stuff. In 23rd century we finally were able to create true AI. ...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Guy with jewels' names‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Guy with jewels' names‭

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Q&A Way to prove you are human when the Turing test is not sufficient

In a story I am working on there are 5 AI on a space station of varying levels of social, image recognition and general intelligence. At least one is good enough to pass a Turing test and do image ...

28 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Hershberger‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Charlie Hershberger‭

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Q&A How to monetize uploaded consciousness?

In 2039, our company was the first to bring a safe and reliable solution to upload someone's mind to the cloud. Although it was 10 years ago, you probably remember the news, don't you? We guarantee...

28 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Pavel Janicek‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Pavel Janicek‭

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Q&A Why would an AI overlord want to give their robot citizens emotion?

In my world, a hyper-intelligent AI has struck out on their own to form a perfect, mechanized empire, populated by loyal robot citizens, devoted to the overlord as a child would be devoted to their...

21 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Cobbington‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Cobbington‭

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Q&A Would it make sense to mine/industrialize the planet Mercury with AI?

My question is more science-based than hard sci-fi. Basically, I'm envisioning a scenario in which technology is advanced enough that life has spread through the solar system, and this mostly via s...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by dozTK421‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by dozTK421‭

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Q&A What's the deciding factor in what my Foresight can predict?

When you have foresight, it's guaranteed that confusion will be your epitaph (thumbs up to the one person who gets the joke). Basically, it only grants you advantage on actions, so you still can't ...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A What goals to give to a desirable optimizer AI?

Most of people knowing a bit about AI know the concept of paper-clipper, an AI that was meant to produce more paperclips and eventually turn the entire universe into paperclips at maximum efficienc...

10 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by SF.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by SF.‭

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Q&A Humans as Pets?

Related, and in continuation to The Challenge of Controlling an Advanced AI. At this point in my story, I'm assuming a got-out-of-the-box-AI scenario, where no singleton (a single self-coherent dom...

18 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Serban Tanasa‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Serban Tanasa‭

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Q&A Reality check - cognitive cyborg with an advanced brain-computer interface

I am going to finally create a human cyborg with super-intelligence to beat an AI. It's mid 2050's and my company Neuroconnect has produced a nanotechnology BCI (brain computer interface) capable ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by J. Doe‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by J. Doe‭

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Q&A Why is transplanting a specific intact brain impossible if it is generally possible?

In the near future Science Fiction novel I am writing, the personality and memory of a person are transferred to an artificial brain after a fatal accident, creating an artificial intelligence with...

15 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the highest possible IQ score (that a perfect AI could score)?

As a small part of a SciFi story, a fully developed AI developed by advanced aliens (who think quantum computing is a neat, but outdated technology) happens to visit modern-day Earth. I'm talking a...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Tom‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Tom‭

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Q&A If there were no space agencies, could a person go to space?

I'm writing a story and I was thinking about the ending in advance. I posted a question about how the population would be wiped out. I have developed from that and thought about the virus having no...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by FluxedScript‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by FluxedScript‭

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Q&A The Challenge of Controlling a Powerful AI

By now, everyone is familiar with the remarkable achievements of special-purpose AIs like Deep Blue and Watson. Now, it is clear that as our accumulated knowledge of algorithmic methods and of the ...

27 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Serban Tanasa‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Serban Tanasa‭

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Q&A How can my android "die" permanently?

For this sci-fi story/world hat I'm building, I'm introducing my androids which, while having intelligence closer to a human, are still just machines in nature. Theoretically one can destroy the bo...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by TGCF ‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by TGCF ‭

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Q&A Externally monitoring CPU/SSD activity without software access

A secret government organization created the largest and most advanced computer cluster ever. Ridiculous amounts of money went into it, and it is decades ahead of the competition. The goal of thi...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by conman‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by conman‭

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Q&A Is there any advantage to have A.I. being able to experience loneliness?

Let get this straight being lonely is different from solitude, human is arguably one of the most successful animals ever to walk on two. The secret lies in social interaction, the early humans hunt...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A How to prevent self-modifying A.I. from removing the "kill switch" itself without human interference?

All A.I. comes with a built-in safety mechanism that prevent their kind from ever doing harm to a human or humanity, it is the last straw should they pose any real threat to our safety. A century ...

8 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A How would an AI self awareness kill switch work?

Researchers are developing increasingly powerful Artificial Intelligence machines capable of taking over the world. As a precautionary measure, scientists install a self awareness kill switch. In t...

21 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Reactgular‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Reactgular‭

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Q&A Given a Computer program that had self preservation and reproduction subroutines, how could it "evolve" into a self aware state?

Preface Evolution is great for trial and error over millennia. It creates wonderfully intelligent creatures that are suitable for a variety of habitats. All it needs to start with is a creature th...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Sidney‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Sidney‭

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Q&A Ways to "kill" an AI?

Let's say two super-intelligent, self-improving AIs have, for whatever reason, decided "THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!", and are now trying to kill/delete each other. How would they conceivably go about do...

15 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Z.Schroeder‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Z.Schroeder‭

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Q&A Reason for an exterior control panel on a space ship

In my story, the AI on a space ship has been corrupted, causing it to try to kill all living occupants. The ship is on a collision course with a planet, and the main controls are inoperable due t...

31 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by ScienceKeanu‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by ScienceKeanu‭

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Q&A Why bother programming facial expressions for artificial intelligence if humans are bad at recognising them?

Set in the near future, robots and mankind coexist amicably due to the great technological advancement in robotics and artificial intelligence. They are everywhere and some took a human form. All o...

8 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A Building An Android

I'm in the midst of writing a space opera, and there are several characters that are sentient androids and I need some help with their physiology. I have them set up with small fusion cores for pow...

7 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by JTriptych‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by JTriptych‭

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Q&A The Matrix: How to drag it out for as long as possible

In an unfortunate miscommunication between a director and the special-effects company, a request for a prop version of The Matrix got mistaken for a request for the real thing. The director's goin...

9 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Cort Ammon - Reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Cort Ammon - Reinstate Monica‭

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Q&A Brain-construct

I am currently reading an eternal golden braid, i've gotten as far as several lengthy chapters about the brain. He talks about neurons and symbols, what 'meaning' is and there is a lot of hypothe...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Adam‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Adam‭

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Q&A Devising the rationale for forced Mind Uploading?

I'm currently working on a story involving a refugee group of people escaping their society, which has made uploading a copy of their consciousness in to a virtual reality system obligatory. Howeve...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by ani ben‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by ani ben‭

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Q&A What is the safest way to detect superintelligence?

Computer scientists have created an AI that they hope has intelligence far superior to a human being. But they do not know how intelligent it is ... a bit more than humans, or unimaginably more. Th...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by ghosts_in_the_code‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by ghosts_in_the_code‭

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Q&A Why might Androids be designed to rewrite their programming?

Let's say that in the future, artificial humanoid computers [Androids] are built to serve as a workforce. Why might a company designed these androids to rewrite their own programming? In such that ...

9 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Uncle Tres‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Uncle Tres‭

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Q&A From a software testing perspective, what quality-analysis tests would justify using a single world-war simulation?

The Perspective: My story is told from the perspective of the simulated AI. In other words, The AI's world is influenced by the reason the developers chose to use a world-spanning war to test the s...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by The Great Duck‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by The Great Duck‭

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Q&A How to keep humans pilots instead of AI in sci-fi future?

I'm trying to write a 'gundam like' series, though with space fighters instead of humanoid robots. I want a semi-hard science world, I'm okay with making up technology without fully explaining how...

37 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by dsollen‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by dsollen‭

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Q&A Reasons why AI/mind-uploaded humans would run long-term anthropological experiments on biological humans?

I'm having a bit of trouble with this one. I'm trying to justify why a once scientifically advanced human outpost on an alien planet went the way of the Planet of the Apes and became a schizophreni...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Z. Schroeder‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Z. Schroeder‭

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Q&A Will social networking sites create fake people using AI?

After further development in AI, will social networking sites create fake accounts like humans using AI and make this AI's to talk/chat to real people? They might do this to get money through ads ...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Amruth A‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Amruth A‭

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Q&A Why might a robot's memory be unreliable after the Apocalypse?

Setting A nuclear war between two superpowers happens, and nuke after nuke is fired at nearly every country on the globe. The war, which lasts for about 4 hours, kills over 3 billion people, and m...

17 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by DT Cooper‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by DT Cooper‭

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Q&A Why would robots use verbal communication?

Robots (intelligent machines using some form of artificial intelligence), are central to the plot in a snippet I'm working on. These robots do not have to interact with humans on a regular basis: m...

16 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by QuiquÈ…‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by QuiquÈ…‭

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Q&A What would an AI need to sustain itself for millions of years?

Say a computer running an AI exists on a planet with no biological life. Say it has access to a rather extensive preexisting manufacturing plant and can control a fleet of machines capable of perfo...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by gandalf3‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by gandalf3‭

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Q&A Quantum Based AI getting around Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics"

I am building a story where there is a rogue AI. However, that AI was under the governance of Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction...

19 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Jethro‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Jethro‭

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Q&A How could robots learn the new language of the human?

There is a community of androids living in the ruins of Fresno after the apocalypse. They trade with the local humans for fusion batteries which they need for power. It is essential that they are a...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Talos 6‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Talos 6‭

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Q&A How could the androids protect themselves from EMP attacker?

Out in Fresno, in the Marxist community of Androidia, also known as CyboTek facility 9, lives a community comprised of only robots and artificial intelligences. They are at peace with most surround...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Talos5‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Talos5‭

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