Creating a global, independent, public-policy-answer-engine that will facilitate governance, while preparing for and reducing the dangers of Artificial General Intelligence, so that we may more carefully uncover the secrets of the multiverse by Michael E. Arth
(First draft: January 28, 2015)
UNICE is an acronym for Universal Network of Intelligent Conscious Entities. I coined the term in the 1990s to describe the transformation of our species resulting from a new form of cooperative, intelligent life developed from the hive-like interaction of computers, humans, and future forms of the Internet. Before that happens, and to help ensure that Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) doesn’t accidentally or intentionally wipe out the human race, a prudent and realistic goal would be to first develop UNICE as an independent, cognitive-computing tool for governance, protected from the interference of special interests. UNICE, using AI, could help lay the ethical groundwork for the development of AGI, while also helping people all over the world to democratically govern themselves by having access to concise and rational analysis based on facts. An existing, not-for-profit, informational website, UNICE.info, launched in 2007, could be developed into a global brain capable of making assessments, judgements, and recommendations based on information gleaned from all available sources. The goal would be to help bring the greatest good to the greatest number, in the most efficient manner, to this and future generations. Entities seeking special advantage for themselves or their group, company, religion or country will resist this universal guide to good governance. But fairness, and possibly our very survival, dictates that something like UNICE should exist for the benefit of all.