Ben Taylor talks about the doomsday machine, the hive mind and autonomous warfare

08.06.2019 - By Machine learning

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Star Trek : the ultimate computer. The M5 introduced a new type of computer. A computer capable of human thought and morality. Spock realized the M5 was not acting in a logical manner. m5 seemed to be learning like a child and making mistakes. The M5 increased it energy usage as it processed information drawing power directly from the anti-matter chamber.
The M5 believe it was wrong to kill. The m5 did not seem to be aware that its actions were resulting in death. Kirk asked the M5, "what is the penalty for murder" and the M5 replies, "death". Kirk asks the M5, "how will you pay for the deaths for members of excaliber". The M5 responds by leaving itself vulnerable to Admiral Wesley. Kirk gained some control of the ship with Scottie telling him that shields were available. Kirk gambles on Wesley's compassion and wins.

Are computers more efficient than people? In some tasks the answer is yes. Do people prefer machines over people. Absolutely not. A machine is not a person. Machines are tools. McCoy brings out the fear that people have of being replaced by a machine. McCoy said "we don't hate the machine until it replaces our job". The machine made Kirk feel unnecessary. Kirk showed that survival was depending on compassion and cooperation. Daystrom believe his robot child would learn, adapt, and survive saving mankind from death with searching the stars. Daystrom thought man would find better things to do with their time than perform the mundane tasks the machine could perform. It seems Kirk gambled on humanity and won. Daystrom could not explain why the machine chose to kill, murder, and ignore his commands. Daystrom agents in machine were driven by incentives and incentives create short term rewards that the machine capitalize on. It seems Kirk gambled on humanity and won. Daystrom could not explain why the machine chose to kill, murder, and ignore his commands. It seemed that Daystroms insanity and compulsive behaviors were transferred to the machine making the machine dangerous.

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