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Can an EMP harm an AI?


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I tend to think that AIs, especially the super intelligent ones, have some sort of denfense against EMPs. 



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Yeah, I'm pretty sure more advanced versions of AIs will be completely immune to EMPs. Think about this - humans are basically complex machines and are completely immue to an EMP blast, so once AIs become more like us...


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On a physical level, they are still running on electronic circuits, so just like the toughest physical object is vulnerable to a powerful physical attack, AI is vulnerable to having its printed circuits fried. 

 

Of course, there are also defences, and not to mention backups. 



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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that what Faraday cages are for?

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It might work, but are you sure it's feasible to enclose all the components of a distributed system? 



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Hmm... that's a good point. The protection from wide-range attacks you'd gain from collecting parts together you'd lose in protection from precision attacks.

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