Re: purpose of AIs

Eugene Leitl (
Mon, 13 Dec 1999 14:56:14 -0800 (PST)

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky writes:
> You know that 25% of the traffic on some corporate networks is NT
> machines chattering to each other, right? Do you really think that's
> just because of Microsoft's lousy software?

Of course we knew it all along:

Still, packet streams exchanged between nodes of a budding AI should be densely encoded, and hence have a relatively high entropy.

Unfortunately, encryption is thought to be ubiquitous by the time we have reasons to worry, which makes fishing for god's thoughts in the network infeasible.

Still, node infection should make a distinctive pattern in traffic change. If router need any smarts, it would be screening for changes like this. Of course this selects for sneakiness...