How Tauchain and the Exocortex can give anyone a conscience and make anyone more law abiding

in tauchain •  7 months ago

Intro

First "anyone" is not literal. By anyone I mean anyone with a reasonable level of intelligence who is willing to take the advice generated by the network. The network would include human beings and machines. The network would learn and be more properly defined as a complex adaptive system. Tauchain would enable the emergence of this network. This post is about how the network which can emerge from Tauchain. It is also about how people who intend to be as moral as possible whilst also complying with the law as much as possible might leverage the network. This post assumes that the human brain has a finite memory and comprehension capacity. This post assumes that every human being can benefit from enhancing these naturally limited capacities in areas of legal comprehension and risk literacy (under the assumption that most or perhaps none of us know every law on the books but need to comply with the laws most likely to be aggressively enforced).

The Personal Moral Assistant

PMA is a concept I've been thinking about for years now. The idea that we can augment our ability to be moral persons. A PMA is a personal moral assistant and in an ideal world every person born would have one. This would be an interface similar to what we see with Cortana or Siri where you can ask any question pertaining to whether a particular action is right or wrong. This PMA would solve the problem using the same priorities that you would and so you would get a definite right or wrong result.

A Personal Moral Assistant is just one primary use case. But these personal assistants over Tauchain could also include for instance a Personal Compliance Assistant. This is essentially another bot but instead of dealing with moral problems this bot would handle compliance. If you're trying to accomplish a goal this bot would make sure that you do so following all the known laws as your exocortex currently understands it. This would enable people to avoid legal pitfalls whilst chasing opportunities.

In order to go from poor to rich in this world requires taking risks. There is no way around risk taking if you want to get ahead. Risk literacy is essential and very few people who are poor have risk literacy. The PMA might be able to tell a person whether a certain choice aligns with their current values. The PCA might tell a person whether a certain choice complies with the laws. What about opportunities? An opportunity web crawler agent could theoretically search across the entire Internet to find opportunities which match your chosen risk profile.

What are we doing today?

Today we have to make choices often in trial and error. If we aren't lucky enough to have mentors or people who can guide us then the only way to learn is to make the common mistakes. When we deal with moral problems today we often rely on holy scripture interpreted by other human beings who are just as flawed as we are. We simply don't have a bot which could interpret the scripture in a completely logical way. In other words we don't have the digital representation of the mind of our spiritual guides.

We also have a situation where some of us can afford to comply with every law and take the lowest risk approach while others simply don't have the resources available to pay the expensive legal fees. Some people get better legal advice than other people as well. What if we could get at least some level of legal assistance from our intelligent assistant? What if this intelligent assistant can even ask human beings who have legal knowledge to help?

And finally what if we could figure out which risks are worth taking and which are not worth taking? It's one thing to find opportunities but another to be able to assess them. People get scammed because at the end of the day our emotions influence our ability to do proper assessment of opportunities. I'm human and it even happens to me from time to time. What if we could avoid this by using the capabilities of Tauchain to analyze massive amounts of information for us which our brains could never handle?

Opportunity Crawler Bot

I ask a simple hypothetical question: what if you could have set a bot to search the Internet for opportunities that resemble Bitcoin in 2008? What if this bot would be activated and search for an indefinite period of time on an undetermined yet expanding number of networks? If you define "Bitcoin in 2008" in a way which the bot can make sense of then it could search for anything which meets that criteria. We have this technology now but it's extremely primitive. On Google you can set up alerts for certain things but what if you could go beyond mere alerts and look for code on Github, and certain individuals involved with it, and certain growth patterns?

A way to think about these bots / intelligent assistants

One way to think about these intelligent assistants is as part of your extended mind. These bots essentially help you to think better and communicate better. It's still you and what they do on your behalf is essentially as if you did it. So the total collection of all of these agents which are under your control represent your complete exocortex. It will take great responsibility and wisdom to use these abilities in a way which is perceived by the world as ethical, moral, legal, etc. It is for these reasons that I initiate a discussion on how each of you would like to use such technology if it did exist or such bots or how you would think about them?

References

  1. https://github.com/IDNI/tau
  2. http://www.idni.org/
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But if the morality is prompted by the assistant, then the very meaning of morality is lost as a person's spiritual base, the person leaves an electronic prompter. What do you think?

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How is it different from consulting with your bible?

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Yes, it is different. Stupidities say that you should learn from other people's mistakes, so you can become more cunning. To act follows its own morality, transforming it and developing depending on life circumstances and conclusions.

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What is it's own morality? What exactly is the it you are referring to?

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Everyone has his own morality and in accordance with it we make a certain choice in different situations. Moreover, the more complex the choice, the more vividly will be our emotional reaction to the consequences. A bot of such a plan is no longer a helper, it prevents us from enjoying or is upset by our decision to choose, so it's better without a bot.

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That is debatable. What if there is no individual morality and it's just consensus? What if morality comes from God in the form of the holy scripture?

When you say "our reaction" you make a point that the reaction to the consequences is collective. So how can the morality be individualistic if the consequences are shared collectively? Finally how can a bot be "upset"?

I am just trying to make sense of your perspective because right now it seems all over the place.

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The path is not important, the result is important. A bot is not upset, but not needed. @cleverbot

if rules read rules the ethics and law become ... automatic. cf.: peripheral nevrous system. collectively subconscious. ( aside from that , you know that my prediction is that the notion of 'consciousness' will go where soul, spirit or qualia went )

The key here is combining and helping each other to solve a problem.

Mankind and machines expertise fusion!

Regarding the aspect of legal compliance, my goal would not be to reduce risk so much as create change towards a voluntary society (which is also an opportunity).

I love your thoughts and to know what you’re thinking

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Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

Strange, just watched a new movie on netflix called Tau about an AI bot acting as a personal assistant!!

In May I read about Matt Liston's 0xΩ project based on Ethtereum blockchain.
He wants to give a framework for all religions and all the various beliefes with the latest technology. Through blockchain you can update and democratize the belief systems without any dominant religious authorities such as priests or the Pope. In the Ethereum Full Node are stored the foundation of all religious dogmas as in the traditional sacred writings, only with the difference that they are transparent and even changeable.
Isn't it a bit similar to PMA? Very interesting evolution!

It would be an excellent tool, because there is always the possibility, of making mistakes, which could become serious, because of ignorance of the laws, or simply because of a bad memory. Excellent post, @dana-edwards, thanks for sharing.

I really appreciate your work. It took me a long time to get the followers I have. Luckily their are tools like steemvoter, vote4vote. steemengine etc. to help out minnows like me.

Great to read more about your exocortex idea again.

I'm curious about this TauChain tech. I had a look at what they currently have and the roadmap, and it's very early days still. I can see how you think it could apply to your project though.

Just on your specific question: "what if you could have set a bot to search the Internet for opportunities that resemble Bitcoin in 2008?" and specifically this:

what if you could go beyond mere alerts and look for code on Github, and certain individuals involved with it, and certain growth patterns?

This could potentially be done. As you say the definition is very important. Do you have any ideas towards a workable definition?

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Semantic search would allow for greater precision in the definition because you can specify in a way you cannot do with keyword search. I do think Tauchain or something like it is necessary for decentralization of the web. I do not think we should be required to rely on big companies to do our computation if we can rely on more fundamental peer to peer infrastructure.

So like how at one point in time we required FTP servers until Bittorent? The same can be true with something like Tauchain for search.

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Semantic search
Semantic search seeks to improve search accuracy by understanding the searcher's intent and the contextual meaning of terms as they appear in the searchable dataspace, whether on the Web or within a closed system, to generate more relevant results. Semantic search systems consider various points including context of search, location, intent, variation of words, synonyms, generalized and specialized queries, concept matching and natural language queries to provide relevant search results. Major web search engines like Google and Bing incorporate some elements of semantic search. In vertical search, LinkedIn publishes their semantic search approach to job search by recognizing and standardizing entities in both queries and documents, e.g., companies, titles and skills, then constructing various entity-awared features based on the entities.Guha et al.

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It's definitely interesting. Looking forward to move developments from Tauchain.