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From MartinHarrison <martinleeharri...@hotmail.co.uk>
Subject Re: agency theory and software development
Date Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:56:36 GMT
its a f*cker but I think it boils down to 'user error'!

+ and bad programming.

On 15/08/13 08:18, Kristian Rosenvold wrote:
> 2013/8/14 SARTAJ HUNDAL <vektor.knight@gmail.com>:
>> Given the future of computation and being in a technological singularity,
>> how do we divert a total disaster when the 'machines' have solid bodies?
>> Since Hume, we have had theories about "ghosts in the machine", and if we
>> look even at the beginnings of AI since MIT, it's clear that the software
>> often has a mind of its own and takes us on courses we never intended to go
>> on.
>>
>> Finite-state automata, with no solution to the Halting problem, actually
>> have exhibited free will and agency. In that respect, how do we reclassify
>> our notions of human and animal rights when such a species actually has the
>> entire compendium of human history, knowledge and the universe? Think Data
>> from Star Trek.
>
> Given the recent activity on our vote threads, I fear this has already happened.
>
> Kristian
>
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