intro’d to Timo here:
The Stream (@AJStream) tweeted at 4:05 AM – 31 May 2017 :
Could artificial intelligence lead to world peace? https://t.co/1JyhzmI7G1(http://twitter.com/AJStream/status/869857271739801601?s=17)
a Dialogue of a Million People.
54-year-old Honkela is working on a machine that he hopes will facilitate world peace.
Honkela believes peace – not weapon – technologies should be prioritised ..
like this: a nother way
“For example, *machine translation is becoming better all the time. Five years ago it was laughable most of the time, but now translations between Indo-European languages are reasonable in many cases. It’ll significantly increase possibilities for human collaboration and communication over the next 10 years.”
At present, most ai techs are focused on business and marketing applications.
“It’s a concept,” says Honkela. “It’s not only science, but science-based planning or design of a concept in which the idea is an intention to change the world.
“The assumption is that the vast majority of people would enjoy a full state of peace. Empirically that seems impossible, since wars have been so prevalent. So let’s use scientific and technological means to improve the chance to have peace.”
The first iteration of the Peace Machine will be a book about how artificial intelligence can help to solve human disputes.
imagine.. we don’t have disputes in the first place.. (assuming today that most people are not themselves..)
Essential to the advancement of the Peace Machine is that computer systems are already starting to be able to analyse the content of human text – in other words, read books.
With help from machines, cultural barriers that hamper mutual understanding could be significantly diminished, he believes.
What this means is that engineers would not feed the contents of books into the system the way they interpret them, but allow the computer to study and interpret the words directly.
rather.. that 7 bn would feed mech self-talk (curiosities et al) daily.. and mech would then.. connect us
Using that power for reducing misunderstandings and miscommunication is one of the goals of the Peace Machine.”
again.. imagine we don’t have the misunderstanding/miscommunication in the first place..
we have problems in reaching each other in one language, but of course we have some 7,000 or more languages in the world.”
Yes, people would have to surrender privacy to allow computers to follow their lives and learn their habits, but Honkela isn’t too worried about any potential negative consequences.
ps in the open ness
I’d like to be optimistic that we actually have control over these things and suggest that the majority of the people in the world are good people.”
I would suggest that democracy can be strengthened so that all the people can participate in decision-making. We don’t need to choose one or a few leaders, but we can have all the people be involved, if we so wish,” he says
“Of course it’s an investment of time and energy, so people wouldn’t need to be politically active all the time, but in the long run one scenario is that we don’t need one leader or parties – we are all going to be Mahmuds, Jameses and Timos *discussing with each other.”
i think what we’d be discussing would be altogether diff.. ie: a story about people grokking what matters
“Misunderstandings and misinterpretations are a very real part of conflict. If the Peace Machine or any other approach can help determine common ground, points of consensus and mutually understood language of agreement, it would be very useful for us in our work to resolve conflict.”
again.. i think resolving conflict.. and public consensus.. would become irrelevant..
begs we try – mech that allows (focuses on) everyone to do the thing they can’t not do.. rather than figuring out disputes
aka: gershenfeld sel
When he was eight years old, his mother committed suicide. It was only after his terminal cancer diagnosis, he says, that he managed to free himself from a trauma-based experience of the world.
[aalto address not found]
uni of helsinki:
[nothing back from this.. not being found.. hoping]
hello Timo.. i just read about you..
Timo Honkela, PhD (born August 4, 1962), is Chief Research Scientist at the Department of Information and Computer Science at Aalto University School of Science. He is the head of the Computational Cognitive Systems research group of the Adaptive Informatics Research Centre. In 2013 he was appointed professor of research in digital resources at the University of Helsinki
Timo Honkela has conducted research on several areas related to knowledge engineering, cognitive modeling and natural language processing. This includes a central role in the development of the Websom method for visual information retrieval and text miningbased on the Kohonenself-organizing map algorithm. Honkela collaborated with George Legrady to produce
*Pockets Full of Memories, an interactive museum installation.
The concept was created by Legrady. Honkela is a former long-term chairman of the Finnish Artificial Intelligence Society.
Honkela is currently the chair of the IFIP working group on knowledge representation and reasoning (WG 12.1) and Finland’s representative in TC12 on artificial intelligence. In this position, he has organized AKRR’05 and AKRR’08, the international and interdisciplinary conference on adaptive knowledge representation and reasoning. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the European Neural Networks Society.
peace machine fb page:
peace machine testament:
people would be less violent in everyday situations.. kill each other less.. that is the essence of this
so i’m thinking that the reason we haven’t yet gotten to world equity/peace is because we haven’t yet let go enough of assumptions we’ve crafted about humanity .. ie: that disputes are natural
imagining that if we created a mechanism to facilitate the daily curiosities of 7 billion people .. we would all be too busy doing something else (the thing we can’t not do) .. to bother with disputing/fighting.. et al
i believe that many things we’re trying to solve.. are actually irrelevant to authentic human nature