Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Monday, 13 February 2017

How to make Robots Cooperate

A news report in DNA Money ( 13 Feb 2017 ) reads :

Google Just Found the One Question It Can’t Yet Answer

When our robot overlords arrive, will they decide to kill us or cooperate with us ?
New research from DeepMind, Alphabet Inc.’s London-based artificial intelligence unit, could ultimately shed light on this fundamental question.
They have been investigating the conditions in which reward-optimizing beings, whether human or robot, would choose to cooperate, rather than compete. The answer could have implications for how computer intelligence may eventually be deployed to manage complex systems such as an economy, city traffic flows, or environmental policy.
Joel Leibo, the lead author of a paper DeepMind published online Thursday, said in an e-mail that his team’s research indicates that whether agents learn to cooperate or compete depends strongly on the environment in which they operate.
While the research has no immediate real-world application, it would help DeepMind design artificial intelligence agents that can work together in environments with imperfect information. In the future, such work could help such agents navigate a world full of intelligent entities -- both human and machine -- whether in transport networks or stock markets.

A way must be found to make the Robots cooperate with the humans
And , that way could well be what I have laid out in my following blog ( 21 Oct 2016 ) :

Fast Forward to Future ( 3 F )

A news headline in Hindustan Times ( 21 Oct 2016 ) reads :

" AI could end civilization "

Speaking at the launch of the Leverhulme Centre for the future of Intelligence ( CFI ) , celebrated scientist , Stephen Hawking said :

" Success in creating AI could be the biggest event in the history of our civilization . But it could be the last - unless we learn how to avoid the risks

Alongside the benefits, AI will also bring dangers like powerful autonomous weapons or new ways for the few to oppress the many

We cannot predict what we might achieve when our own minds are amplified by AI

Perhaps with the tools of this new technological revolution, we will be able to undo some of the damage done to the natural world by the last one - industrialization "

There is hope , Dr Hawking  !

In the form of the " Speech Recognition " technology breakthrough , announced yesterday by Microsoft

A system that recognizes spoken words , just as well as a human
How can this breakthrough save the humanity from a " Evil Runaway AI - ERA " ?

Here is how :

#  Every smart phone to be embedded with this technology ( and every human to carry one , all the time ), in
    the form a mobile app to be called ARIHANT (  Conqueror of Kaam-Sex / Krodh-Anger / Lobh-Greed / Moh-Desire / Mud-Ego / Matsar-Envy )

#  24*356 , this technology will pick up ( record ) , every single word spoken by the owner , throughout his life

#  All these spoken words ( conversations ) , will be transmitted to a CENTRAL DATABASE called ,

#  There , the BIG DATA ANALYTICS / AI , will interpret those " Intentions " and alert authorities for any EVIL
    INTENTIONS ( those that break the 3 LAWS Of ROBOTICS , formulated by Isaac Asimov )

#  Authorities will be alerted to arrest the owners of EVIL INTENTIONS ( captured by ARIHANT )

If Google could become a " Database of written Intentions " ( through more than a billion typed Search Queries per day) , then there is no reason to disbelieve that ARIHANT could become a " Database of Spoken Intentions " of the entire mankind ( may be a billion conversations , EVERY SECOND ! )

And since Google is a member of a consortium formed a few weeks back for the advancement of AI , it will be too happy to integrate its own , very powerful " Language Translation Software " into the ARIHANT

This will enable catching of  EVIL INTENTIONS  expressed in any language !

Fast forward to 2026

If implemented , ARIHANT ( the Omnipotent / Omnipresent / Omniscient AI ) will eavesdrop on every spoken word of every human being , decipher the problem faced and deliver personalized / customized solutions through IoE ( Internet of Everything ) network

And what can stop ARIHANT  from picking up all exchanges of data communication, between those " powerful autonomous weapons " if they are embedded with IoE enabled sensors and each assigned its own IP V 6 address ? 

It is not enough to raise questions about the potential evil usage of AI

We must find methods to prevent such evil use of AI

Mankind must be saved !

13  Feb  2017

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