last update: 2018 03 24ability to complete a certain task.
Useful intelligence (ability) and useful work is the same.
Even the most primitive machine is intelligent. machine has one or more abilities.
complex ability involves the use of other abilities.
Use of other abilities by communication.
Exponential increase of power is achieved by growth and parallelism (= things or operations at different places at the same time, IMO).
Persons will continue to create machines with useful abilities.
Machines can create useful abilities by experiment and learning:
- Constraint spaces for actions.
Execution of actions for logic.
Logic as discovery of what hinders what.
Logic as discovery of things.
Judgement of the result of the actions.
What is better depends also on ethics.
Today, limited machines can try actions and create abilities in limited spaces.
In the future, less limited machines can try actions and create abilities in less limited spaces.
- Less wealth.
Knowledge and abilities will be increased slower than possible.
Risking harm or even the end of human evolution in unknown unwanted ways:
- By natural disasters of terrestrial or extra-terrestrial origin.
- By harmful beings including harmful machines of terrestrial or extra-terrestrial origin.
- Good rules.
- No harmful secrets.
- The Council of Earth that replaces classic states and their military and their secrets.