Some policy problems in artificial agency (Agency and policy I)

A further step in understanding the challenges artificial intelligence will pose for public policy and regulation is understanding the role, construction and problems of artificial agency of different kinds. The models we are discussing today are mostly prompted in different ways, and so are in a way easy to regulate, since they only do what… Continue reading Some policy problems in artificial agency (Agency and policy I)

Artificial Strange Intelligence

Here is a common thought model: artificial intelligence will become more and more intelligent, and reach human capability. At that point it becomes something like an artificial general intelligence and some time after that it will use that intelligence to bootstrap itself into an artificial super intelligence. The model then is one-dimensional: [AI-AGI-ASI] Now, there… Continue reading Artificial Strange Intelligence

On the possibility of model ethology

In considering the potential for an ethology of artificial intelligence (AI), we are venturing into uncharted territory. The idea of observing and studying AI behavior as we would an animal’s seems, at first glance, to be an attempt to anthropo- or biomorphize technology. However, as AI systems like large language models become increasingly complex, the… Continue reading On the possibility of model ethology