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Artificial intelligence, rationality, and the World Wide Web

Artificial intelligence, rationality, and the World Wide Web
Artificial intelligence, rationality, and the World Wide Web

Scholars debate whether the arrival of artificial super intelligence - a form of intelligence that significantly exceeds the cognitive performance of humans in most domains - would bring positive or negative consequences. I argue that a third possibility is plausible yet generally overlooked: for several different reasons, an artificial superintelligence might choose to exert no appreciable effect on the status quo ante (the already existing collective superintelligence of commercial cyberspace). Building on scattered insights from web science, philosophy, and cognitive psychology, I elaborate and defend this argument in the context of current debates about the future of artificial intelligence.

artificial intelligence, Internet/Web technologies, orthogonality thesis, rationality, superintelligence, the web, Web Science
1541-1672
98-103
Murphy, Justin
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Murphy, Justin
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Murphy, Justin (2018) Artificial intelligence, rationality, and the World Wide Web. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 33 (1), 98-103. (doi:10.1109/MIS.2018.012001557).

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Scholars debate whether the arrival of artificial super intelligence - a form of intelligence that significantly exceeds the cognitive performance of humans in most domains - would bring positive or negative consequences. I argue that a third possibility is plausible yet generally overlooked: for several different reasons, an artificial superintelligence might choose to exert no appreciable effect on the status quo ante (the already existing collective superintelligence of commercial cyberspace). Building on scattered insights from web science, philosophy, and cognitive psychology, I elaborate and defend this argument in the context of current debates about the future of artificial intelligence.

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Accepted/In Press date: 10 January 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 8 May 2018
Published date: 2018
Keywords: artificial intelligence, Internet/Web technologies, orthogonality thesis, rationality, superintelligence, the web, Web Science

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Local EPrints ID: 421427
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/421427
ISSN: 1541-1672
PURE UUID: b2a77802-59d6-4bb1-a04d-b61071af0a73

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Date deposited: 11 Jun 2018 16:30
Last modified: 26 Apr 2022 21:30

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