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    Thread: Google AI Crushes Starcraft
Post: RE: Google AI Crushes Starcraft

It's interesting, how many people are now arguing about the "unfairness" of the match, because AlphaStar could instantly focus its attention on any part of the map, it has visited before. In the last ...
chris0033547 Real Life But OA Relevant 3 3,254 01-27-2019, 07:31 AM
    Thread: What would it take to break OA?
Post: RE: What would it take to break OA?

(03-18-2016, 11:45 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: I suppose we might postulate some proof that humans already represent the greatest possible intelligence the laws of physics allow Well, aren't our "intelligen...
chris0033547 General Setting Discussion 27 447 03-20-2016, 06:25 PM
    Thread: Google DeepMind Beats Go Champion
Post: RE: Google DeepMind Beats Go Champion

I'm surprised that nobody mentioned the feats of the current version of AlphaGo in this thread. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...mJC4L1NE3S https://www.reddit.com/r/baduk/comments/...ga_th...
chris0033547 Real Life But OA Relevant 7 10,287 03-13-2016, 06:58 AM
    Thread: LIGO detects gravitational waves!
Post: RE: LIGO detects gravitational waves!

Would it be possible to encode information using gravitational waves and send these messages in all directions across the universe? I was thinking about something like the Arecibo message. Would a civ...
chris0033547 Real Life But OA Relevant 7 10,774 02-13-2016, 06:50 PM
    Thread: Google DeepMind Beats Go Champion
Post: RE: Google DeepMind Beats Go Champion

I'm certainly no expert at this but I heard that Go is a special case of the Multi-armed bandit problem. (The Wikipedia article contains some practical applications.) Approximately 10 years ago Sylvai...
chris0033547 Real Life But OA Relevant 7 10,287 01-29-2016, 07:25 AM
    Thread: Near-Impact Idea
Post: RE: Near-Impact Idea

Speaking of disasters ... How would late Information Age mindkind deal with a Carrington Event? And what if we look farther into the future (middle and late Interplanetary Age right up to the Great Ex...
chris0033547 General Setting Discussion 18 160 01-28-2016, 04:03 PM
    Thread: Google DeepMind Beats Go Champion
Post: RE: Google DeepMind Beats Go Champion

Yes, Demis Hassabis promised the world a "surprise" when it comes to Go a while ago: http://www.orionsarm.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=1530 Now even those games that put long term strategy above tac...
chris0033547 Real Life But OA Relevant 7 10,287 01-28-2016, 08:54 AM
    Thread: OA: One Million AT, One Billion AT, One Trillion AT, etc.
Post: RE: OA: One Million AT, One Billion AT, One Trilli...

So, did the S:6 minds from the Meistersinger civilisation ever consider to leave the OA universe (together with their civilisation) and move to a basement universe of their own design instead? They co...
chris0033547 General Setting Discussion 71 1,862 01-20-2016, 06:16 AM
    Thread: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Post: RE: Where do you see yourself in five years?

Thanks for the input so far! Now, I have some food for thought.
chris0033547 General Setting Discussion 76 1,958 01-10-2016, 11:43 PM
    Thread: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Post: RE: Where do you see yourself in five years?

I used to think that as well but this article here seems to indicate that even execution might still be used in the Utopia Sphere: Quote:Seraphim armed with godtech weapons took up positions around t...
chris0033547 General Setting Discussion 76 1,958 01-10-2016, 05:22 AM
    Thread: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Post: RE: Where do you see yourself in five years?

(11-14-2014, 01:45 AM)Rynn Wrote: Another one of those hypothetical threads that are fun and can kick out good ideas for the setting :) Assume that you're suddenly whisked into the OA universe, also...
chris0033547 General Setting Discussion 76 1,958 01-10-2016, 01:57 AM
    Thread: <EG - rewrite> GAIA
Post: RE: <EG - rewrite> GAIA

(01-02-2016, 01:28 PM)Matterplay1 Wrote: [..] why it is that She concluded that the Terragen civilization of the time was an unworthy custodian of it and needed to be expelled, is not known. [..] ...
chris0033547 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 32 372 01-07-2016, 08:26 AM
    Thread: Offline thanks to flood
Post: RE: Offline thanks to flood

The temperatures on Earth's north pole are really weird at the moment: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/de...orologists
chris0033547 General Off-topic Discussion 11 14,752 12-31-2015, 09:20 AM
    Thread: [EG] Dead Drifter, The
Post: RE: [EG] Dead Drifter, The

It would be awesome to modify the scenario in such a way that the xenosophont's body is indeed within something like a coffin or this "shrinkwrap" that would act as a radiation shield. (It would have ...
chris0033547 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 30 360 12-22-2015, 04:58 AM
    Thread: Future of OAUP (Discussion)
Post: RE: Future of OAUP (Discussion)

Maybe some of the future (turing-grade) AI in our universe will be inspired by the Orion's Arm scenario at decide to turn (at least some of it) into reality in the far future. This way the OA project ...
chris0033547 General Setting Discussion 5 59 12-21-2015, 04:20 PM
    Thread: [EG] Dead Drifter, The
Post: RE: [EG] Dead Drifter, The

Would a dead biological body in open space experience any kind of "deterioration"? What about the body's DNA or similar structures which contain the body's "blueprints"? If the answer is that only a m...
chris0033547 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 30 360 12-21-2015, 07:02 AM
    Thread: Proof-reading EG
Post: RE: Proof-reading EG

http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-topic/45cfcf367a09f : Quote:Even members of this the last group may still attack if they perceive an actual or even a potential threat. http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-articl...
chris0033547 Suggestion Box - OA website 961 1,044,135 12-19-2015, 08:59 PM
    Thread: OA: One Million AT, One Billion AT, One Trillion AT, etc.
Post: RE: OA: One Million AT, One Billion AT, One Trilli...

What about the Panvirtuality and the Diamond Network? Can we predict anything at all about their future? According to this article: http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-topic/45cfd1ff68f47 the Panvirtuality ...
chris0033547 General Setting Discussion 71 1,862 12-17-2015, 07:54 AM
    Thread: OA: One Million AT, One Billion AT, One Trillion AT, etc.
Post: RE: OA: One Million AT, One Billion AT, One Trilli...

I think that one possible in-universe fate of the Terragen civ is being "swallowed up" by the Leviathan: http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4802acd634205 Either that or the Terragens discover it's ...
chris0033547 General Setting Discussion 71 1,862 12-16-2015, 08:25 AM
    Thread: humans beaten in the 2015 Arimaa match
Post: RE: humans beaten in the 2015 Arimaa match

Yes, it appears that something significant is happening in the field of AI research. Demis Hassabis recently claimed that his AI approach might(?) "crack" Go: http://recode.net/2015/11/20/go-is-the-g...
chris0033547 General Off-topic Discussion 5 9,663 12-10-2015, 08:42 AM