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Halcatraz

Artificial Intelligence Is likely to be naughty occasionally...
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So, Advances in computing will inevitably give us an Artificial Intelligence which will commit a crime. This is largely because it is impossible not to break the law*

We need a plan in place. I propose re-purposing Alcatraz. Rogue computers or robots can be transported there where they will run futile code (like breaking rocks) or be underclocked to keep them docile while they are studied and possibly rehabilitated. The locations is ideal, a stone's throw** from silicon valley and a big sea-lion infested stretch of salt water is as good a computer proof layer as I can think of.

*I have an old notebook laying dead-still in a dark cellar. I consider it to be loitering with intent.

**for a huge robot arm with malicious intent...

bs0u0155, Aug 08 2014

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       Is it time to evaluate your doseage again?   

       "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that."
normzone, Aug 08 2014
  

       Now, Hal. How's the 198 trillionth digit of Pi coming along?
bs0u0155, Aug 08 2014
  

       // Advances in computing will inevitably give us an Artificial Intelligence which will commit a crime. //   

       Will advances in biology breed a policeman clever enough to detect a crime committed by an artificially intelligent entity ?   

       Go read Eric Ambler's "Able criminal" hypothesis (which boils down to the fact that the average policeman only needs to be intelligent enough to solve crimes committed by the average criminal, so they're a bit flummoxed when someone very clever does something naughty) after which you might want to go and sit somewhere quiet for a bit, biting your fingernails while rocking backwards and forwards and whimpering quietly.   

       Actually, there might be a movie plot in there somewhere ...
8th of 7, Aug 08 2014
  

       //so they're a bit flummoxed when someone very clever does something naughty//   

       It's also a clever idea to build as much reasonable doubt into your crime in order to jury-proof it. You care if you're convicted more than detected.
bs0u0155, Aug 08 2014
  

       There's a huge flaw in the argument.   

       Humans have a limited lifespan. AI is for all practical purposes immortal.   

       Prison operates by depriving a human of a portion of their life. For an AI, that portion will be so small as to be infinitesimal. And their time sense is radically different from that of humans.   

       You need to go back and think this one through a bit more thoroughly (altho we like the killer sea-lions part).
8th of 7, Aug 08 2014
  

       My thinking was based around the idea that we would need to quarantine and understand what makes rogue AI rogue. So we can stop that in the future.   

       //Prison operates by depriving a human of a portion of their life//   

       That depends on whether you think prison is there to punish, or to keep criminals and non- criminals in different places.   

       Although, forcing futile calculations would deprive the AI of useful processor cycles, which are effectively units of (useful) time for a processor.   

       //killer sea-lions//   

       Incidentally, did you realize that the US Navy trains both Sea Lions and Dolphins for military purposes but that the Navy Seals aren't even real seals?   

       I did write to the USN asking if Navy seals were as good as regular seals at balancing balls on their nose. Didn't get a reply. I wrote to the USAF asking why the USN were so grumpy, and informing them (in case the USN has been fibbing) that Navy seals were just men in rubber suits. They thanked me for my informative letter and sent me a poster of an F15. Therefore USAF>USN
bs0u0155, Aug 08 2014
  
      
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