- In the first half of this year, we started from scratch: what is cooperation, why is it important, what does it allow humans to do?
- Then we addressed what could happen if we port the cooperative arrangements that we already have into the digital world enhanced by crypto commerce.
- Now, what will happen to these same cooperative arrangements when there are artificial intelligences in the mix? And what sorts of arrangements will artificial intelligences enter into themselves?
- Before diving into that, we revisit the idea that civilization is ALREADY a superintelligence composed of human and artificial intelligences cooperating towards various goals.
- Civilizations emergent phenomena don’t fully satisfy the traits of a true superintelligence, but there may be ways to measure society’s intelligence by its ability to accomplish various goals and solve certain problems.
- We don’t generally think of entities like companies and countries as “intelligent”, but nevertheless, they interact and behave in ways that exhibit what can be called intelligence to coordinate resources and accomplish goals together.
- Today we hear from Richard Craib, the founder of a company called NumerAI, a decentralized hedge fund acting as a superintelligent collective of stock traders.
This meeting is part of the Intelligent Cooperation Group and accompanying book draft.