Oxford Professor Nick Bostrom’s book Superintelligence has raised a lot of awareness about the existential risks associated with super-intelligent AI. Can you hear Ray Kurzweil in the front row?
In this article from BBC News they report on a psychopathic algorithm that was created by a team at MIT as part of an experiment to see what training AI on data from “the dark corners of the net” would do to its world view. We can see that a key issue is the data sets that AI use for training/learning. But what happens when AI are given free reign on the internet? Both mainstream news and alternative news is well known to have a negative and sensationalistic bias- which attracts hi...
Oxford philosopher and top 100 global thinker, Nick Bostrom presents some terrifying questions, and presents a sold argument for dealing with the “alignment issue”- the question of how to align the values of a super-intelligent AI with human values. The solution is not as easier as first appears, and there is everything to lose if we can not get this right.
Elon Musk, whose companies have some of the most advanced narrow AI, has been sounding the alarm on general AI (AGI) and super AI (ASI). At 2:30 he comments, in a humorous but also ominous mood, that “With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon.” Musk, as one of the world’s most successful tech entrepreneurs, and certainly no luddite, is committed to trying to increase the probability of beneficial AI.