last update: 2018 05 30
Useful intelligence and useful work is the same.
Even the most primitive machine is intelligent.
In 2018, many persons use the terms narrow AI or weak AI and general AI or AGI.
I would distinguish AI by the depth of understanding of things.
Depth measured by how many things the AI computes logically.
Depth is a quantitative aspect unlike the qualitative aspect of an ability. ability to complete a certain task.
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).
- 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 bad secrets.
- The Council of Earth that replaces classic states and their military and their secrets.