Why are there people even working on creating which would infinite surpass human capabilities? I didn't vote for any of that! But because of these people, we all would have to take the consequences if it goes wrong. And there are really people like who think the solution is merging with

It would be digital created and needed to fed information. What if it knew all of our internet activities, and browsing history, what could possibly go wrong? We need this conversation!

@tinfoil_hat as soon as I read your message, I started writing. As soon as I realized I didn't have enough characters, I got out of bed and wrote you a blog post :)


TLDR what you're afraid of, cannot happen. Not in our lifetimes, and probably a whole lot longer after that.

If anything is not clear, please ask. I'm passionate about artificial intelligence and also studied brains for 9 years and did a PhD on the fastest neurons in our brain: the medial superior olive :)

@yarmo I read trough it and some things bother me about it:
1) I learned that humans can't use all their brain capacity in fact just some of it. But the AI can do that.
2) Good AI's run on supercomputers (whatson, stockmarket AIs etc. you can't compare their capabillities to normal computers see next
3) there's Uni courses about writing an AI so it would be peossible for an individual or a group to let it off the internet / botnet what would stop some madass to push "the red button" on purpose


1) Remember how I said I'm not stubborn? Forget that just for this message 😅 sorry… But seriously. We have to stop spreading this falsehood. You my friend are using 100% of your brain. Brain is 2% of body mass, 20% of energy consumption, highest of all organs. If any part of your brain was superfluous, it would not exist to save energy. There was a study back in the day that claimed the "10% brain use" but my scientists have shown it to be flawed and with wrong conclusions.

@tinfoil_hat "but AI can do that". Well, yeah! If AI doesn't use 100% of intelligence, the programmer is bad at their job 😅

But for me, it's like saying "the F1 car only drives at 10% speed, the scooter drives at 100% speed". Well, the F1 would still be faster.

You know what I'm saying? Even if the 10% is true (which it isn't!), so what? We need to think and discuss more about what AI currently can do. Spoiler: AI is really not as advanced as news media make you believe it is…


@yarmo " AI is really not as advanced as news media make you believe it is…"

When I can see, that Ai generated timelines can hook so many people on their platform, I must think of it beeing even more advanced than we have been told

@tinfoil_hat that is amazing (and terrifying) to think about. But remember, they pay people for that, it's their job.

So, ok, I will change my mind on this point. AI can surpass human capabilities. It can compute millions of timelines in a short amount of time. You are right.

But that doesn't scare me. Why would it? It doesn't mean AI can do abstract thinking, right?

Ants are extremely intelligent. But it's a social intelligence. That doesn't mean they learned to speak. (Bad example 😑)

@yarmo the problem probably wouldn't be all the dumb AIs, it's a bit like with a criminal: see it like this: a criminal only has to do one mistake to get caught, where the infestigator has endless posibillities at coming back at so.
now we han have a trillion ais that are dump, but it needs only one ai to fuck us up for good

@tinfoil_hat I have a question: what are you exactly afraid of? AI evolving to become smarter and kill us? Existing AI to ruin our lives in more ways? Or even AI being harmless but just becoming more intelligent than we are which is also threatening?

@yarmo I have read trough this article alignmentforum.org/posts/6DuJx

I can't draw all information from this article due to my lack of knowledge in this topic, but what I could extract, is very concerning

@tinfoil_hat I like that article, thanks for the link! I will read later but I already agree: AI would want full domination to best do their task. But so do humans. Difference is: humans can have power and exert domination. But you need abstract thinking. (Current) AI can not do that. Computers and CPU are incapable of the thing you are afraid of. It's a technical limitation. Personally, I am absolutely not afraid of that.

@yarmo that could be to problem tough, if it can't abstract, it could be even more recless like a train that goes in one direction no matter what consequences

@tinfoil_hat I have a suggestion: perhaps it's time to meet your nemesis.


If possible, you could enroll in an AI course. This is by Andrew Ng, the guy that developed a lot of AI for google and one of the more "celebrity" AI people of this "wave" of AI (AI started in the 90's but stopped because computers were slow and some mathematical equations didn't exist yet).

Do you know how computers learn?

@yarmo I have other way more urgent thinks I need to practice :/ so i am way over my head. an article here and there, sadly has to do it :(

@tinfoil_hat I understand. Good luck with current activities, hope you are doing well!

I doubt it, but I hope that even if I made you 1% less stressed about AI, that would already be less stress for you to live with 😀

Articles are dangerous. Anyone can write anything. You don't know if I really studied brains for 9 years! But "AI will dominate the world" is easier to write articles about than "ok, we're still safe :)"

If you ever need help, let us know 🙂 fediverse has very nice people!

@yarmo I fear other things than ai way more, i struggle with daily life so much, that i life on a disabllity check, computers are the domain where I feel the most confident, to be come a better self I need to whipe out my biggest weaknesses. and those weaknesses exist in the real word, not in the digital

@tinfoil_hat damn, sorry to hear that. Best of luck. My offer still stands: give a shout if you need anything.

@yarmo also, before learning ai, i'd need to learn to write good scripts first, then learn to code properly. maybe then I could learn ai :D

@tinfoil_hat yeah! What kind of programming do you do now? I see you're a Debian person, so bash maybe? God, I find that language difficult 😅

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