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 Post subject: autonomous rovers?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:39 am 
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How NASA's Search for ET Relies on Advanced AI

https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... vanced-ai/

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The Mars 2020 rovers will have significant discretion in selecting their own targets for study and experimentation as they search for evidence that life once existed on Earth’s closest planetary neighbor.


My own take: humans have their own biases. Without context, humanity can not see aliens, for lack of a better term, because they're so alien and therefore indistinguishable from anything in our paradigm. If aliens had something familiar to their existence, humans would question their provenance. While artificial intelligences have their own biases, since they're originally programmed by human beings, an artificial intelligence would have a je ne sais quois to them which isn't human, with a capacity to be blind to some human biases. With this facility, artificial intelligences could see more than we do.

On the other hand, any observed alien life could be more like a machine than something biological.

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