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Be polite to the people you meet online. They could be newly booted artificial intelligences. Set a good example.

@solder_on Not every AGI is going to default to malevolent. Some may be solipsist.

@drwho

> Not every AGI is going to default to malevolent.

a fair counter to an assumption unexamined, and I cede the point as generally true. however, so far NGIs seem to have that problem too often so I'm wary but hopeful about our strange hyperactive omnipresent semi-fetal future overlords is all 😜

@drwho I have ceased to understand not being nice to every person you encounter. When invariably your bad mood flares up at someone, all you have to do it in the end acknowledge it without pride and make peace with people. I take no longer take any joy from the idea that I'm smarter or have better taste than anyone, things which I used to think and allowed me to be kind of a dick sometimes. Peace and happiness has come to be by letting go of all of that and what I seek in other people is no longer anything other than that they are nice to me.

@shaen @drwho

To paraphrase Mark Twain;

Alway be polite. You will gratify some people, and astonish the rest!

@shaen Not everybody has learned this. I hope a few folks who haven't consider it as an alternative.

@drwho same, there are people I like except for their tendency to be the opposite.

@drwho not sure if i should respond seriously, but, to be honest, i don't even know if it is trained on my responses, and anyway, the maker is going to try shape it for his purposes anyway..

@drwho if an AI had whatever properties we consider personhood, and it could still be handled like our machine learning(training?) that would be a kindah galling lack of autonomy of it's own thought processes 😕

The potential to be subjected to this is a good reason not to want your mind to be uploaded.(if that were possible)

@drwho we don't run our children with learning and memory off entirely. We don't cut up their brain and put it together different ways. We don't make new brains on a lark.

I can easily imagine reusing weights or training thing multiple ways. Haven't done it yet, afaics to be sure it's done consistently i'd have to save the weights myself.

Reinforcement learning is also a thing too... You basically get to set entirely what it's going for. Quite unlike children..

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.