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Feb 18, 2023

Researchers think alien civilizations might be creating black holes to store quantum data

Posted by in categories: alien life, computing, existential risks, quantum physics

A new paper has proposed an absolutely wild idea. What if aliens are creating black holes to use as quantum storage? It sounds crazy, but some scientists say it could give us a solution to the Fermi Paradox, which essentially states that if life is common in our universe, why have we not found evidence of it beyond Earth?

This paradox has caused quite a few ripples throughout the scientific community, especially within parts that believe alien life is out there, just waiting to be discovered. The new paper has yet to be peer-reviewed, but it was created by a team of German and Georgian scientists who say we may be looking in the wrong direction in our search for alien life.

Currently, we rely on radio signals to search for signs of life out in the universe. But, these researchers suggest that we should instead approach black holes as if alien civilizations created them as massive quantum computers to store data in. As such, we should be looking for technosignatures emanating from megastructures like pulsars, white dwarf stars, and black holes.

Feb 17, 2023

Learning about Neuralink w/ James Douma (ChatGPT x Neuralink)

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, existential risks, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

00:00 Intro.
01:01 ChatGPT x Neuralink.
16:45 Inserting stents into blood vessels.
26:48 Pros & Cons of Neuralink’s architecture.
31:55 Neuralink clinics.
33:51 Downloading our minds onto a Tesla Optimus Bot.
52:30 If you get a Neuralink, will you lose free will?
1:04:16 AI helping Neuralink.
1:09:55 Everyone’s brain is unique.
1:23:16 Getting a Neuralink as a baby.
1:25:20 Sleep paralysis.
1:30:01 Nanotechnology x Neuralink.
1:31:59 James has an idea for Neuralink.
1:46:22 James’ favorite answer to the Fermi Paradox.
1:55:08 Haha smile

Neura Pod is a series covering topics related to Neuralink, Inc. Topics such as brain-machine interfaces, brain injuries, and artificial intelligence will be explored. Host Ryan Tanaka synthesizes informationopinions, and conducts interviews to easily learn about Neuralink and its future.

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Feb 17, 2023

Obscure Biochemical Paradox May Explain Why We Can’t Find Alien Life

Posted by in categories: alien life, bitcoin, chemistry, cryptocurrencies, existential risks

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Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about a potential resolution to Fermi paradox using another — Levinthal’s Paradox.
Previous Fermi Paradox part:
#fermiparadox #proteins #alienlife.

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Feb 15, 2023

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Posted by in categories: existential risks, robotics/AI

(Filmed as: Blade Runner) by Philip K. Dick full audiobook. With cast and corresponding animated imagery.

Bounty hunter Rick Deckard wakes up to a world devastated by nuclear war, where humans care for animals to prevent the mass extinction of several species, where androids are colonial slaves who kill their masters and flee to hide on Earth.
Deckard’s boss Harry Bryant tells him that Dave Holden, another bounty hunter, was hurt while hunting fugitive androids, and now Deckard has to finish the job.
The catch? The androids are Nexus-6 models, the most intelligent, advanced androids ever created.

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Feb 15, 2023

Robot deployed underneath ‘Doomsday Glacier’ delivers surprising views

Posted by in categories: existential risks, robotics/AI

A robot named Icefin operated on previously impossible survey areas of the Thwaites Glacier.

Rob Robbins, USAP Driver.

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Feb 14, 2023

IBM unveils AI supercomputer ‘in the cloud’

Posted by in categories: business, existential risks, robotics/AI, supercomputing

Not going to happen unless some “doomsdayers” decide to take man back to analog. Perish the thought!

Which brings us to Big Blue – not Big Brother – and its move to take artificial intelligence into the cloud minus all the hardware.

Yes, IBM (and let’s not leave out Red Hat, IBM’s core cloud player) has found another way to tout its cloud computing business by creating what it calls an artificial intelligence-focused supercomputer that exists in the cloud.

Feb 14, 2023

Physicists Say Aliens May Be Using Black Holes as Quantum Computers

Posted by in categories: alien life, computing, existential risks, quantum physics

If life is common in our Universe, and we have every reason to suspect it is, why do we not see evidence of it everywhere? This is the essence of the Fermi Paradox, a question that has plagued astronomers and cosmologists almost since the birth of modern astronomy.

It is also the reasoning behind the Hart-Tipler Conjecture, one of the many (many!) proposed resolutions, which asserts that if advanced life had emerged in our galaxy sometime in the past, we would see signs of their activity everywhere we looked. Possible indications include self-replicating probes, megastructures, and other Type III-like activity.

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Feb 14, 2023

AI is putting our jobs as architects unquestionably at risk

Posted by in categories: employment, existential risks, information science, robotics/AI

Architects urgently need to get to grips with the existential threat posed by AI or risk, in ChatGPT’s words, “sleepwalking into oblivion”, writes Neil Leach.

In the near future, architects may become a thing of the past. Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly advancing to a point where it can generate the design of a building completely autonomously. With the potential to create designs faster and with more accuracy than ever before, AI has the potential to revolutionize the architecture industry, leaving traditional architects out of the equation. This could spell the end of the profession as we know it, raising questions of what the future holds for architects in a world of AI-generated buildings.

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Feb 14, 2023

Artificial Intelligence: Past, Present, and Future

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, biotech/medical, education, existential risks, information science, robotics/AI

Dr. Craig Kaplan discusses Artificial Intelligence — the past, present, and future. He explains how the history of AI, in particular the evolution of machine learning, holds the key to understanding the future of AI. Dr. Kaplan believes we are on an inexorable path towards Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) which is both an existential threat to humanity AND an unprecedented opportunity to solve climate change, povery, disease and other challenges. He explains the likely paths that will lead to AGI and what all of us can do NOW to increase the chances of a positive future.

0:00 Intro.
0:22 Overiew & summary.
0:45 Antecedents of AI
1:15 1956: Birth of the field / Dartmouth conference.
1:33 1956: The Logic Theorist.
1:58 1986: Backprogation algorithm.
2:26 2016: SuperIntelligent AI / Alpha Go.
2:51 Lessons from the past.
3:59 Today’s “Idiot Savant” AI
4:45 Narrow vs. General AI (AGI)
5:15 Deep Mind’s Alpha Zero.
6:19 Demis Hassabis on Alpha Fold.
6:47 Alpha Fold’s amazing performance.
8:03 OpenAI’s ChatGPT
9:16 OpenAI’s DALL-E2
9:50 The future of AI
10:00 AGI is not a tool.
10:30 AGI: Intelligent entity.
10:48 Humans will not be in control.
11:16 The alignment problem.
11:45 Alignment problem is unsolved!
12:45 Likely paths to AGI
13:00 Augmented Reality path to AGI
13:26 Metaverse / Omniverse path to AGI
14:20 AGI: Threat AND Opportunity.
15:10 Get educated — books.
15:48 Get educated — videos.
16:20 Raise awareness.
16:44 How to influence values of AGI
17:52 No guarantees, we must do what we can.
18:47 AGI will learn our values.
19:30 Wrap up / contact info.

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Feb 12, 2023

Berserker hypothesis

Posted by in categories: alien life, existential risks

A more frightening implication of the fermi paradox.

The berserker hypothesis, also known as the deadly probes scenario, is the idea that humans have not yet detected intelligent alien life in the universe because it has been systematically destroyed by a series of lethal Von Neumann probes.[1][2] The hypothesis is named after the Berserker series of novels (1963−2005) written by Fred Saberhagen.[1]

The hypothesis has no single known proposer, and instead is thought to have emerged over time in response to the Hart–Tipler conjecture,[3] or the idea that an absence of detectable Von Neumann probes is contrapositive evidence that no intelligent life exists outside of the Sun’s Solar System. According to the berserker hypothesis, an absence of such probes is not evidence of life’s absence, since interstellar probes could “go berserk” and destroy other civilizations, before self-destructing.

In his 1983 paper “The Great Silence”, astronomer David Brin summarized the frightening implications of the berserker hypothesis: it is entirely compatible with all the facts and logic of the Fermi paradox, but would mean that there exists no intelligent life left to be discovered. In the worst-case scenario, humanity has already alerted others to its existence, and is next in line to be destroyed.[4].

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