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"Whoever controls Artificial Intelligence controls the world" ~ Vladimir Putin, Czar of Russia


My early research related to infinite layers in unbound neural networks, but a couple of decades ago I became intrigued by ORCH-OR and the hard problem of AI. Since then I have been researching complexity and non-computability issues in this area.

However ... times have changed. Academic freedom and pure science, like so many other freedoms, have been under heavy threat. For example, AI research has been perverted by governments and private for-profit corporations in ways which I believe to be extremely antithetical to fundamental human rights and freedoms.

Some examples of the abuse to which I and many of my colleagues object:

  • AI is currently being used for development of self-directed autonomous armed machines of war,
  • deep learning profile analysis to monitor and limit free speech and dissent,
  • expanding and embedding neuromarketing as de facto culture,
  • social engineering of opinions and voting patterns on social media,
  • and so on down a sadly lengthy list.

To see this abuse of AI research in action one need look no further than these three simple examples:

  1. the use of AI purchased from U.S. corporations by dictator Erdoğan of Turkey to hunt down dissenters,
  2. the use of AI guided missiles raining down on Yemeni civilians,
  3. the automated AI run censorship system behind the Great Firewall of China

The vast majority of AI research is funded by military and private for-profit multibillion dollar corporations. In other words, by those who do not value ethical research over research for war and profit.

When criminals and their syndicates occupy the seats of power it behoves us all to protect scientific research from those who would debase it. The history of science is replete with examples of why this is so.

"I am the world’s greatest person ... I'm a smart person ... So we had to get very, very tough on cyber and cyber warfare. It is a huge problem. I have a son ... He has computers. He is so good with these computers. It’s unbelievable. The security aspect of cyber is very, very tough. ... As far as the cyber ... we should be better than anybody else, and perhaps we’re not. .... We're losing a lot of people because of the Internet. We have to go see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what's happening. We have to talk to them about, maybe in certain areas, closing that Internet up in some way. ... The internet is {a terrorist's} recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better! ... Somebody will say, 'Oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech.' These are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people." United States President Donald Trump

With such highly literate, modest, and intelligent politicians at the helm, "the cyber" is obviously in safe hands. Right?

For if history has shown us one irrevocable truth, it is that there is nothing whatsoever to fear from the machinations of "the world's greatest person" especially one who casually threatens nuclear war against independent nations. Nor is there even the remotest chance that such excellent politicians would ever abuse, misuse, or corrupt AI for use against the good of others. Surely scientific research with the potential of AI would never, ever be used by such folks to harm others en masse. For as Einstein said before Hitler seized power: "It absolutely cannot happen here. The German people would never allow it."

We live, as the old curse goes, in interesting times What a world

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