HAPPY 2024: in this 74th year since The Economist started mediating futures of brainworking machines clued by the 3 maths greats NET (Neumann, Einstein, Turing) people seem to be chatting about 5 wholly different sorts of AI. 1BAD: The worst tech system designers don't deserve inclusion in human intel at all, and as Hoover's Condoleezza Rice . 2 reports their work is result of 10 compound techs of which Ai is but one. Those worst for world system designs may use media to lie or multiply hate or hack, and to perpetuate tribal wars and increase trade in arms. Sadly bad versions of tv media began in USA early 1960s when it turned out what had been the nation's first major export crop, tobacco, was a killer. Please note for a long time farmers did not know bac was bad: western HIStory is full of ignorances which lawyer-dominated societies then cover up once inconvenient system truths are seen. A second AI ecommerce type (now 25 years exponential development strong) ; this involves ever more powerful algorithms applied to a company's data platform that can be app'd to hollow out community making relatively few people richer and richer, or the reverse. You can test a nation's use of this ai by seeing if efinance has invested in the poorest or historically most disconnected - see eg bangladesh's bklash, one of the most populous digital cash systems . Digital money is far cheaper to distribute let alone to manually account for so power AI offers lots of lessons but whether its good or not depends in part on whether there are enough engineers in gov & public service to see ahead of what needs regulating. There are 2 very good ai's which have only scaled in recent years that certainly dont need regulating by non engineers and one curious ai which was presented to congress in 2018 but which was left to multiply at least 100 variants today the so-called chats or LLMs. Lets look at the 2 very good ai's first because frankly if your community is concerned about any extinction risks these AI may most likely save you, One I call science AI and frankly in the west one team is so far ahead that we should count ourselves lucky that its originator Hassabis has mixed wealth and societal growth. His deep mind merged with google to make wealth but open sourced the 200 million protein databank equivalent to a billion hours of doctorate time- so now's the time for biotech to save humanity if it ever does. Alongside this the second very good AI graviates around Fei-Fei Li) in developing 20 million imagenet database so that annual competitions training computers to see 20000 of the most everyday sights we humans view around the world including things and life-forms such as nature's plants and animals. Today, students no longer need to go back to 0.1 programming to ask computer about any of these objects; nor do robots or and autonomous vehicles - see fei-fei li's book worlds i see which is published in melinda gates Entrepreneurial Revolution of girl empowerment
ED , VN Hypothesis: in 21st C brainworking worlds how people's times & data are spent is foundational to place's community health, energy and so natural capacity to grow/destroy wealth -thus species will depend on whether 1000 mother tongue language model mediates intelligence/maths so all communities cooperatively celebrate lifetimes and diversity's deep data ) . Check out "Moore exponential patterns" at year 73 of celebrating Game : Architect Intelligence (Ai) - players welcome .. some jargon

Sunday, December 31, 2006

2006 bbc permits attenborough to free climate crisis

why are we discussing un crisis goal 13 and all its expoential risk conections in 2005? 

transoaremcy note i went tp school with david's son robert and view all members of their famiuly as inspirational including david's brother richard who popularised gandhi directing a film and suppirtingv london's main gandhi club- equally if i understand dacvid saw responsibility of bbc- (no right to talk about controiversial issue unless its prpven beyond doubt - for me thos view is problemativ because that means a brtoken systems will already have passed hits tipping pointsd to rectiofy economically) which he had helped create from 1850s not just as nature broacatsre but in designing bbc at timke when the uk only had 3 tv channels -

nov 2023 update

Regarding arctic and antarctic if i understand correctly both may be critocal labs in detecting whether earth is irrersibly chnaging against human liveabillity but the arctic seems also to be a warground amongst critical carbon and other minerals- is the antarctic valuable for anything

reply from bard

Yes, both the Arctic and Antarctica are critical labs for detecting whether Earth is irreversibly changing against human livability. The Arctic's rapid warming is an early warning sign of climate change, and its melting ice and permafrost are releasing large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Antarctica, with its vast ice sheets and glaciers, is a sensitive indicator of global sea level rise, and its marine ecosystems are experiencing the effects of ocean acidification.

In addition to their scientific importance, both the Arctic and Antarctica have significant resources that are attracting attention from countries around the world. The Arctic is believed to hold vast reserves of oil, natural gas, and minerals, and its shipping routes are becoming increasingly accessible as sea ice melts. Antarctica, while not as resource-rich as the Arctic, is still home to a variety of marine resources, and its potential for mineral extraction is also being explored.

However, the exploitation of these resources in both the Arctic and Antarctica raises serious environmental concerns. The Arctic is a fragile ecosystem that is already under stress from climate change, and any additional human activity could have a devastating impact. Antarctica is also a protected continent under the Antarctic Treaty, which prohibits all forms of mineral extraction and other activities that could harm the environment.

The future of the Arctic and Antarctica will depend on the choices that are made by countries around the world. If we continue to exploit these regions for their resources without regard for the environment, we could irreversibly damage these critical labs and the world they represent. However, if we take a more cautious approach and prioritize conservation, we can protect these regions and their unique ecosystems for future generations.

Here are some specific examples of how the Arctic and Antarctica are valuable as critical labs:

  • The Arctic:

    • The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the planet, making it an early warning sign of climate change.
    • The melting of Arctic ice and permafrost is releasing large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, further accelerating climate change.
    • The Arctic is home to a variety of unique plants and animals, many of which are endangered or threatened by climate change.
  • Antarctica:

    • Antarctica is home to the vast ice sheets and glaciers that hold most of the world's fresh water.
    • The melting of Antarctic ice is causing sea levels to rise, which is threatening coastal communities around the world.
    • Antarctica is home to a variety of marine ecosystems that are sensitive to ocean acidification, a side effect of climate change.

By studying the Arctic and Antarctica, we can gain a better understanding of how climate change is affecting the planet and how we can mitigate its impacts. These regions are also valuable resources for scientific research, education, and recreation.