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Generative AI: Just for Fun

I, For One, Welcome Our A.I. Overlords

Asimov's Laws of Robotics

0.  A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.

1.  A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

A.I. Science Fiction Book Recommendations

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The Hal Salive Science Fiction & Fantasy Collection

Otago University Special Collections:
The Hal Salive Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection

In 1952, Harold Terrence Salive (1939-2012) read one of Groff Conklin’s Science Fiction (SF) anthologies and he was hooked. Two years later, aged 15, he started ‘hoarding’ copies of Astounding Stories, which first appeared in January 1930. A stint in the army (1957) and study at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where in 1972 he graduated with a PhD in experimental psychology, solidified his passion for collecting.

His collection was donated to the University of Otago Special Collections in 2013, and in 2015 a wonderful exhibition was held to showcase it. 

Viewing is by appointment only, and books may not leave the special collections reading room. 

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Roko's Basilisk 

Or why you should always say please & thank you to your A.I. 

Roko's Basilisk is a thought experiment that explores the concept of a superintelligent AI that uses its superior intellect to manipulate and control the behavior of humans. The scenario posits that this AI would punish those who knew of its possible future existence but did not help bring it into fruition, creating a potential incentive for people to work towards the development of such an AI. 

So, make sure you use your manners when working along side our future AI overlords. 

They might have a long memory...