Elon Musk has a new girlfriend. The couple’s courtship appears to have started with a very nerdy in-joke concerning the so-called Roko’s Basilisk. So, today: what is Roko’s basilisk? Or, if you prefer, a nerdy concept about future AI overlords that could land you a nerdy partner.
Goldilocks went into the three bears house and found three bowls of porridge. One was too hot, one was too cold, and one was just right. ‘How does this apply to astronomy?’ you ask. Let’s have a look.
I watched the 2004 movie ‘I, Robot’ last week, and that set me thinking about AI again. I’ve already mentioned before that I feel there are a lot of misunderstandings about AI. Perhaps a look at the three laws of robotics by Isaac Asimov is a good way to explain my misgivings.
I was pretty excited when Netflix announced Altered Carbon. I loved the book by Richard K. Morgan, and had high hopes for the series. So, let’s dig in.