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A Discussion on the Heuristic Imperatives

Updated: Mar 23

Shane Farnsworth interviews Dave Shapiro on various topics around the state of AI and specifically the Heuristic Imperatives.

Curiosity is a powerful function that transcends our limitations as organisms.

  • Curiosity is an adaptive trait that led humans to explore the planet and try new things.

  • Large language models like GPT-4 have broad capabilities and can outperform humans in many tasks.

Language acquisition may be critical for consciousness.

  • Language acquisition is important for the genesis of consciousness.

  • Brain diseases or injuries affecting language can modify or hamper consciousness.

  • Training machines on language may be a way to generate consciousness.

  • The vast majority of AI data will be trained by AI in the future.

  • Brain-computer interfaces like Neuralink may provide an opportunity to test human consciousness.

  • If consciousness can reside partially in a machine, it proves that machines can be conscious.

  • The Heuristic Imperatives are a solution for Axiomatic Alignment.

The simulation hypothesis suggests we may be living in a simulation, but it is untestable.

  • The universe appears to run on math, which is the fundamental language of simulations.

  • There are different interpretations of physics, but the simulation hypothesis is untestable and fundamentally unanswerable.


Author Bio:

David W. Harvey, CEO of Design By Zen, merges 42 years of IT and high-tech design expertise with groundbreaking innovation. Inventor of the DBZ Comfort Index, Holistic Objectives algorithm, and the pioneering Social Harmony Ecosystem or Engine - SHE Zen AI architecture, David's work also includes the world's first intelligent earthquake table - EQ1. Holder of multiple international patents, his professional excellence parallels a fervent interest in exotic cars & simulation engineering. Off-screen, David finds balance in cultivating a Zen garden, reflecting his philosophy of harmony in technology and life through art.


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