An AI based on a Blockchain … An Immortal AI.

So I thought about it a little and I am sure many before me would have had this idea.

Let’s assume that I made an artificial intelligence program that would generate videos, post it on YouTube, take the ad revenue and then add more computational power to itself. This would result in the AI being immortal?? Well kind of, because till the time even a single node is running the AI, new blocks are being mined and it the AI running.

Now let’s look at the bigger picture. So somehow the smart brains on earth make an ai that could solve any problem, we tell the AI to remove/reduce Pollution, the most efficient method to do that would be to kill of humans, and because it is decentralised, it will be an immortal AI trying to figure out how to kill all humans, and if it figures out… We are DOOMED!!

But on a more serious note this is very well possible, may sound a little sci-fi but that is what we AI researchers deal with.

Also if you think we could completely abandon the AI, by making sure no node on this planet is running it, then think again, because if we use something like etherum as a platform for us to execute the AI, there is no stopping as it is a public blockchain.

These were my thoughts, Give me yours?

And if you disagree leave a comment with what you think, I would love to read it, but don’t downvote, I believe this is a very important topic for the future of AI, and Evey AI researcher should give there views.

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A.I. to re-skin “work” into “video games” via AR should be the future

I’m waiting for a utopian world where A.I. is used to eliminate waste from all facets of life. If everything was gamified through AR, there’d be no "work" and we’d continue to get productivity. Here’s hoping someone trains an A.I. to turn every chore into a game with a leaderboard. Sure, you might not care about the dishwashing S rank on your floor, but hopefully the lady next door will be happy to do them because she’s grinding dishwashing proficiency. And random fun activities throughout dishwashing as well as full metrics, with the A.I. knowing exactly how to encourage you to keep playing (just like how Bungie has done with their loot reward analytics).

But yeah, this was a stoner rant. Sorry.

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 31)


The Next Best Version of Me: How to Live Forever 
David Ewing Duncan | Wired
“Church is one of the leaders of an initiative called the Genome Project-­Write, or GP-Write, which is organizing the efforts of hundreds of scientists around the world who are working to synthesize the DNA of a variety of organisms. The group is still debating how far to go in synthesizing human DNA, but Church—standing in his office in a rumpled sport coat, behind the slender lectern he uses as a desk—says his lab has already made its own decision on the matter: ‘We want to synthesize modified versions of all the genes in the human genome in the next few years.’”


Festo’s New Bionic Robots Include Rolling Spider, Flying Fox
Evan Ackerman | IEEE Spectrum
“Festo calls their BionicFlyingFox an ‘ultra-lightweight flying object with intelligent kinematics.’ It’s 87 centimeters long with a 228 cm wingspan, but only weighs 580 grams. Flying foxes are the largest bats in the world, and as such, their wings consist of membranes of skin rather than feathers.”


Exclusive: Alphabet X Is Exploring New Ways to Use AI in Food Production
Martin Giles | MIT Technology Review
“AI-driven agriculture seems a perfect fit. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that 20 to 40 percent of global crop yields are lost each year to pests and diseases, despite the application of millions of tons of pesticides, so finding more productive and sustainable farming methods will benefit billions of people.”


What Is a Bitcoin ‘Death Cross’ and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?
Jordan Pearson | Motherboard
“The price of Bitcoin is falling, which means one thing: Internet-wide freakouts. In these times of chaos, folk turn to the only oracles that can soothe their worry or validate their worst fears: Cryptocurrency market chart analysts… You may have heard of the death cross, because news outlets have grabbed onto it likely because it sounds awesome and people click on awesome things. The reality is less exciting: A death cross is when an asset’s short-term movement average crosses below its long-term average, indicating way more downward action in the market than usual, and apparently Bitcoin is nearing one. Sounds bad!”


FCC Approves SpaceX’s Ambitious Satellite Internet Plans
Nick Statt | The Verge
“The Federal Communications Commission today granted SpaceX a license to operate an array of broadband internet satellites, marking the first time the government agency has given the green light for a US-licensed low-Earth orbit broadband service.”

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