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Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach
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Roman V. Yampolskiy (University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
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Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach

Roman V. Yampolskiy (University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA)


Apple Academic Press Inc.

Electronics engineering;
Artificial intelligence


227 pages

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A day does not go by without a news article reporting some amazing breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI). Many philosophers, futurists, and AI researchers have conjectured that human-level AI will be developed in the next 20 to 200 years. If these predictions are correct, it raises new and sinister issues related to our future in the age of intelligent machines. Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach directly addresses these issues and consolidates research aimed at making sure that emerging superintelligence is beneficial to humanity.

While specific predictions regarding the consequences of superintelligent AI vary from potential economic hardship to the complete extinction of humankind, many researchers agree that the issue is of utmost importance and needs to be seriously addressed. Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach discusses key topics such as:

AI-Completeness theory and how it can be used to see if an artificial intelligent agent has attained human level intelligence Methods for safeguarding the invention of a superintelligent system that could theoretically be worth trillions of dollars Self-improving AI systems: definition, types, and limits The science of AI safety engineering, including machine ethics and robot rights Solutions for ensuring safe and secure confinement of superintelligent systems The future of superintelligence and why long-term prospects for humanity to remain as the dominant species on Earth are not great Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach is designed to become a foundational text for the new science of AI safety engineering. AI researchers and students, computer security researchers, futurists, and philosophers should find this an invaluable resource.

By:   Roman V. Yampolskiy (University of Louisville Kentucky USA)
Imprint:   Apple Academic Press Inc.
Country of Publication:   Canada
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   318g
ISBN:   9781482234435
ISBN 10:   1482234432
Pages:   227
Publication Date:   June 2015
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Preface Acknowledgments About the Author AI-Completeness: The Problem Domain of Superintelligent Machines Introduction The Theory of AI-Completeness Definitions Turing Test as the First AI-Complete Problem Reducing Other Problems to a TT Other Probably AI-Complete Problems First AI-Hard Problem: Programming Beyond AI-Completeness Conclusions References The Space of Mind Designs and the Human Mental Model Introduction Infinitude of Minds Size, Complexity, and Properties of Minds Space of Mind Designs A Survey of Taxonomies Mind Cloning and Equivalence Testing Across Substrates Conclusions References How to Prove You Invented Superintelligence So No One Else Can Steal It Introduction and Motivation Zero Knowledge Proof Captcha AI-Completeness Supercaptcha Conclusions References Wireheading, Addiction, and Mental Illness in Machines Introduction Wireheading in Machines Sensory Illusions: A Form of Indirect Wireheading Potential Solutions to the Wireheading Problem Perverse Instantiation Conclusions and Future Work References On the Limits of Recursively Self-Improving Artificially Intelligent Systems Introduction Taxonomy of Types of Self-Improvement On the Limits of Recursively Self-Improving Artificially Intelligent Systems Analysis RSI Convergence Theorem Conclusions References Singularity Paradox and What to Do About It Introduction to the Singularity Paradox Methods Proposed For Dealing with SP Prevention from Development Restricted Deployment Incorporation into Society Self-Monitoring Indirect Solutions Analysis of Solutions Future Research Directions Conclusions References Superintelligence Safety Engineering Ethics and Intelligent Systems Artificial Intelligence Safety Engineering Grand Challenge Artificial General Intelligence Research is Unethical Robot Rights Conclusions References Artificial Intelligence Confinement Problem (and Solution) Introduction Artificial Intelligence Confinement Problem Hazardous Software Critique of the Confinement Approach Possible Escape Paths Social Engineering Attacks System Resource Attacks Beyond Current Physics Attacks Pseudoscientific Attacks External Causes of Escape Information In-Leaking Critique of the AI-Boxing Critique Countermeasures against Escape Preventing Social Engineering Attacks Preventing System Resource Attacks and Future Threat Preventing External Causes of Escape Preventing Information In-Leaking AI Communication Security How to Safely Communicate With a Superintelligence Conclusions and Future Work References Efficiency Theory: A Unifying Theory for Information, Computation, and Intelligence Introduction Efficiency Theory Information and Knowledge Intelligence and Computation Time and Space Compressibility and Randomness Oracles and Undecidability Intractable and Tractable Conclusions and Future Directions References Controlling the Impact of Future Superintelligence Why I Wrote This Book Machine Ethics Is a Wrong Approach Can the Problem Be Avoided? References

Roman V. Yampolskiy holds a PhD from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY). There, he was a recipient of a four-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) fellowship. Before beginning his doctoral studies, Dr. Yampolskiy received a BS/MS (High Honors) combined degree in computer science from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York State. Dr. Yampolskiy's main areas of interest are behavioral biometrics, digital forensics, pattern recognition, genetic algorithms, neural networks, artificial intelligence, and games. Dr. Yampolskiy is an author of over 100 publications, including multiple journal articles and books. His research has been cited by numerous scientists and profiled in popular magazines, both American and foreign (New Scientist, Poker Magazine, Science World Magazine), dozens of websites (BBC, MSNBC, Yahoo! News), and on radio (German National Radio, Alex Jones Show).

Concerns over the existential risks of artificial superintelligence have spawned multiple vectors of research and development into specification, validation, security, and control. Roman Yampolskiy's Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach reviews the relevant literature and stakes out the territory of AI safety engineering. Specifically, Yampolskiy advocates formal approaches to characterizing AIs and systematic confinement of superintelligent AIs. Serious students of AI and artificial general intelligence should study this work, and consider its recommendations. -Neil Jacobstein, Chair, AI and Robotics, Singularity University at NASA Research Park, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar, MediaX Program at Stanford University There are those of us who philosophize and debate the finer points surrounding the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI). And then there are those who dare go in the trenches and get their hands dirty by doing the actual work that may just end up making the difference. So if AI turns out to be like the terminator then Prof. Roman Yampolskiy may turn out to be like John Connor-but better. Because instead of fighting by using guns and brawn, he is utilizing computer science, human intelligence, and code. -Nikola Danaylov,, September 7, 2015 In his new book Artificial Superintelligence, Yampolsky argues for addressing AI potential dangers with a safety engineering approach, rather than with loosely defined ethics, since human values are inconsistent and dynamic. ... Yampolsky acknowledges the concern of AI escaping confines and takes the reader on a tour of AI taxonomies with a general overview of the field of Intelligence ... Yampolsky proposes initiation of an AI hazard symbol, which could prove useful for constraining AI to designated containment areas ... For readers intrigued in what safe variety of AI might be possible, the section of Artificial Superintelligence early in the book will be of great interest. -Cynthia Sue Larson, RealityShifters Blog, September 1, 2015 ... the hot topic that seems to have come straight from science fiction ... vigorous academic analysis pursued by the author produced an awesome textbook that should attract everyone's attention: from high school to graduate school students to professionals. -Leon Reznik, Professor of Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology This new book by Roman Yampolskiy is truly futuristic. I have had the chance to see some of his previous works, and this one is his best so far. Not to be missed by anyone really interested in artificial intelligence and the future of humanity. This book is a tour-de-force with deep insights into artificial intelligence and the future by one of the young experts in this fascinating field. -Jose Cordeiro, Director, The Millennium Project, Venezuela Node

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