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Sci Tech    H4'ed 7/13/19

Facebook's new poker-playing AI could wreck the online poker industry

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Poker requires a skill that has always seemed uniquely human: the ability to be devious. To win, players must analyze how their opponents are playing and then trick them into handing over their chips. Such cunning, of course, comes pretty naturally to people. Now an AI program has, for the first time, shown itself capable of outwitting a whole table of poker pros using similar skills.

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In my run for U.S. Senate against Utah's Orrin Hatch, I posted many progressive ideas and principles that I internalized over the years. I'm leaving that site up indefinitely, since it describes what I believe most members of our species truly (more...)
 

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I've read and seen a vast amount in the past few years on artificial intelligence. Listened to both sides of the aisle regarding its potential danger for humans (as any new technology is, with the military first in line).

Recently, I've posted a number of links on the improbability of natural selection coming into being sua sponte. As in every digital code, which DNA is, has an intelligence behind its development. Some seemed most convincing or I wouldn't have posted them.

However, I have also been looking at AI, and hearing folks like Elon Musk and the late Stephen Hawking express fears about it. From this perspective, and the link given above (along with other AI developments, such as in chess and even harder games), I am going back an forth on that particular issue. Which I realize I will likely never quite come fully to grips with in however many years I have left.

However, and more importantly, I seriously wonder if with input from folks like Paul Beckwith--the renown Canadian climatologist--and others not chained to $$$ or institutions, might not work with AI folks to tackle climate change from that perspective.

It certainly seems promising, particularly if we got Tulsi in office, with her commitment and proven track record of working with other countries, along with being a strong environmentalist since her teenage days.



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I can see an AI program focused on locating optimal points of interference in the systems that are promoting global warming. Those circumstances where the moving of a butterflies wing caused big winds elsewhere. It's looking for minimal efforts that would generate the greatest bang for the buck.

The point of the game/algorithm is Survival of the whole Biosystem, in-spite of the fact that most humans are working unconsciously in a counter productive manner. AI systems should be assumed to know who created them (us) and be intent on keeping us around as well as themselves.

The goal for the AI system is to keep us alive without the humans feeling manipulated.

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Well put; of course I'm in favor of it! Completely.

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I can see an AI program focused on locating optimal points of interference in the systems that are promoting global warming. Those circumstances where the moving of a butterflies wing caused big winds elsewhere. It's looking for minimal efforts that would generate the greatest bang for the buck.

The point of the game/algorithm is Survival of the whole Biosystem, in-spite of the fact that most humans are working unconsciously in a counter productive manner. AI systems should be assumed to know who created them (us) and be intent on keeping us around as well as themselves.

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