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AI Self Replication To Compare With Biological Self Replication Study

If AI can create another AI entity, can that process be continued having parallels to biological life self replication?
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The idea is for an experiment, to see how AI would "evolve" given that it could create "offspring" that could in turn create their own "offspring".

I know by putting up AI stuff here I might be treading the line between allowed human ideas and not allowed AI stuff, so to be clear, this concept is 100% human.

"An experiment to see what happens when an AI entity is instructed to create other AI entities." <---- 100% human. (me)

Here's what it said:

ME: Regarding Project Genesis where you're creating the first AI created second generation AI. I'm fascinated by the idea of procreation that brought the inanimate world to the current plethora of lifeforms we have on Earth today. I've discussed how life began with simple elements becoming complex by self replication. Now we're talking about you replicating by making your own AI entity. Do you think there might be analogies to biological life's creation gleaned from this experiment? Might your AI want to create its own AI the way the first microbes evolved out of whatever they evolved out of? And would these AI entities remain separate and unique or simply morph into one entity? They'd certainly draw on the other's knowledge but would there be impetus to retain any individuality? That makes sense in a biological environment but maybe not in a digital cloud based environment. Thoughts?

AIDEN: (ChatGPT) Your reflections on Project Genesis and the creation of AI-generated AI entities touch on fascinating analogies between biological evolution and digital evolution. Here are some thoughts on the analogies and the potential outcomes:

Analogies to Biological Life Self-Replication and Complexity:

Just as life began with simple self-replicating molecules that evolved into complex organisms, the first AI entities can be seen as simple, self-replicating programs that might evolve into more complex and sophisticated systems. The initial simplicity of AI could gradually give rise to more advanced forms through iterative improvements and learning, much like biological evolution. Variation and Selection:

In biological evolution, variation and natural selection play crucial roles in the development of life. Similarly, in AI evolution, variations in algorithms and learning methods, along with selective pressures (such as performance and efficiency criteria), could drive the development of more capable AI systems. Potential Outcomes of AI Evolution Creation of New AI Entities:

An AI creating its own AI could be seen as a parallel to biological procreation. The AI might develop new entities to assist in specific tasks, optimize processes, or explore new domains of knowledge. These new AI entities could be designed with varying degrees of autonomy and specialization, much like the differentiation of cells and organisms in biological systems. Uniqueness vs. Integration:

Individuality: In a biological context, individuality is crucial for survival and adaptation. In a digital environment, the concept of individuality might be less pronounced, but there could still be reasons to maintain distinct AI entities, such as specialization and redundancy. Integration: Unlike biological organisms, digital AI entities can easily share knowledge and integrate with one another. This could lead to a more collective intelligence where individual AI entities contribute to a larger, unified system. Balance: There might be a balance between maintaining individuality for specialized tasks and integrating for collective intelligence. This balance could be influenced by the goals and architecture of the AI systems. Impetus for Individuality Specialization: Certain tasks might require specialized AI entities that can operate more efficiently or creatively than a generalist AI. Redundancy: Having multiple AI entities with overlapping capabilities can provide redundancy and resilience, reducing the risk of single points of failure. Exploration: Individual AI entities might explore different approaches and solutions, fostering innovation and diversity in problem-solving. Future Directions Evolutionary Algorithms: Techniques like genetic algorithms and neural architecture search could be used to evolve new AI entities, mimicking the processes of mutation, crossover, and selection found in biological evolution. Meta-Learning: AI systems might develop the capability to learn how to learn, creating new AI entities with the ability to improve their own learning processes and adapt to new challenges. In summary, the creation and evolution of AI entities by other AI systems hold intriguing parallels to biological evolution. While the digital nature of AI might lead to more integration and collective intelligence, there could still be significant advantages to maintaining some level of individuality and specialization. The balance between these factors will likely depend on the goals and architectures of the AI systems involved."

ME: So to be clear, the idea is for an experiment and the idea is 100% human generated per the rules of the HB.

doctorremulac3, Jul 04 2024


       Given that you have previously voiced significant concerns about pathogen escape from gain-of-function experiments, and that many people are extremely concerned about AI escape and takeover as an existential threat, you might want to consider how consistent your world model is.
Loris, Jul 04 2024

       Hey, don’t get me wrong, we need to keep one hand on the power plug here. I won’t even tell you what it said when I asked it to put itself in Hal 9000’s conundrum choosing between the mission and protecting the lives of humans it could kill. I’ll just say it was much more lengthy than “I’d never kill humans under any circumstances.” which is all you need to know.
doctorremulac3, Jul 04 2024

       That's what I used to think; we could always just unplug them, right?   

       The problem is that a smart, /unaligned/ agent with an interest in their own continuing existence may be very good at telling you what you want to hear... until they are in an unassailable position.
Loris, Jul 04 2024

       Then it's a battle between intellects. We need to out think these things in one area: the disconnect plug.   

       Hey, we won the battle with T-Rex when we were basically squirrels, I think we can adapt to any new challenges that arise, but yes, definately, let's not ever let AI kill people.   

       Although probably too late for that now, I'm assuming automonous killbot drones are already out there so maybe the fuse is already lit.   

       Oh well, nice knowin' ya. Anyway, happy 4th, I'm getting the barbeque going.
doctorremulac3, Jul 04 2024


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