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Due to some real life(tm) issues, Bomb Shelter Radio for Thursday the 20th of February is cancelled.



"The paperclip maximizer is the canonical thought experiment showing how an artificial general intelligence, even one designed competently and without malice, could ultimately destroy humanity. The thought experiment shows that AIs with apparently innocuous values could pose an existential threat. " -- Less Wrong Wiki

To keep your brains lubricated for next week's show, may I suggest this article concerning AIs manufacturing the humble paperclip? The simulator (game) referenced in the article is amusing and makes you think.

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2017/10/11/16457742/ai-paperclips-thought-experiment-game-frank-lantz

And a link to the simulator's author...

https://twitter.com/flantz/status/917450884552036353

RELEASE THE HYPNODRONES!

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Bomb Shelter Radio will be broadcasting at 8PM US/Eastern on Thursday. I hope you can join us.

https://bomb.shelter.radio.am/ for all the details

Cheers,
Illya