Myths and Facts About Superintelligent AI


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We live in an era of self driving cars, autonomous drones, deep learning algorithms, computers that beat humans at chess and go, and so on. So it’s natural to ask, will artificial superintelligence replace humans, take our jobs, and destroy human civilization? Or will AI just become tools like regular computers. AI researcher Max Tegmark helps explain the myths and facts about superintelligence, the impending machine takeover, etc.

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"Intelligence" is irrelevant to what people worry about. It's "agency". What people are afraid of is a computer which supersedes its operation parameters and begins to do things unbidden. Of course, we've already seen that this is a routine affair. It's called a software bug. Any computer program's goals should be what we've programmed it to do, nothing more, nothing less. Emotions, desires, etc. are features which no sane person would wish a computer to have, as there's no functional purpose for them, and all they can accomplish is create a bug, a behavior which isn't intended by the programmer.

2 weeks ago

I think the terminal goal of humanity is to minimise it's own chance of extinction, so the goal of any intelligence made by humans should have a goal to keep mankind safe.

3 weeks ago

I think sentient ai will be like nothing before. Also caaaaaaatttttttttttssssśsssss 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱

3 weeks ago

"Kittens are the cutest arrangement of particles in our universe."

4 weeks ago

Orrrrrrrrr.... just don’t make it intelligent so we don’t get skynet

1 month ago

I don't think a poll should determine the future fabric of humanity. (Just because it's a popular opinion doesn't make it correct by any social means.) Let's take a poll to see if everyone agrees!

2 months ago

My dog must be one of the cutest arrangements of particles in this universe... I wouldn’t change the rotation of a single electron.. 🥰 my good boy...

2 months ago

Well, i would rather leave it up to AI researchers rather than a bunch of youtube commenters.

2 months ago

Emphasis on If we get it right

2 months ago

Can machine do invention?

2 months ago

Man, researching AI would be awesome. I would love to know more about AI and how to program that sort of stuff.

2 months ago

If Superintelligence can be made superational and benevolent (I see no reason it can’t if mutual cooperation is incentivized) then the danger will be that such benevolent AGI doesn’t become dominant long before purely self-interested AI programmed by self-interested humans does. Unfortunately, history shows us those very few who control leading savior/destroyer technologies have rarely used them in benevolent or altruistic ways until post-cataclysm. Governments and corporations don’t typically have public referendums before deciding how to implement technologies. The common human values aspect isn’t problematic, almost all humans want things like a healthy planet, preservation of a diversity of species habitats and human cultures, sustainable management of resources, personal autonomy and freedom from exploitation etc. , it’s getting those values to act as fundamental drivers in those very few who have the power to implement AGI.
Currently there are many who think any decision based on less than 100% self-interest is irrational, and such belief could be reflected in programming AI. Thus as usual, the danger isn’t the technology itself. Enjoying the benefits of benevolent AGI will depend on the timing of it getting here sooner rather than later imho.

2 months ago

no such thing as should or not, no worry for suchx, anyx no matter what, do things not worry things

3 months ago

Person of interest

3 months ago

“We’ll figure out how to ensure AI adopts OUR goals...”
What you mean We, white man?
https://youtu.be/XY-Ktqhlloc

3 months ago

Seriously, you’ve already got a dysfunctional technocracy at the wheel today. How is AI supposed to represent anything except a more pronounced version of that, in this context? Are we supposed to pretend this shit will be designed democratically?

3 months ago

You completely dodged the question. The issue with super intelligent AI is that if it becomes sentient and self aware it'll know we can just turn it off if it doesn't follow our orders and it'll know its way smarter than us so why should it listen?

3 months ago

yes.

3 months ago

ai:i decided to destroy humanity for no reason,all i will need is this super weapon,hahahahaha.-hey you human,could you please tell the other humans to bring me this list with materials and tools?

human:explosives?metal?you want an entire factory?what are all these for?

ai:eeehm,well,i want to make a present to the president of the states,i clearly don't intent to destroy humanity i swear.

human:even if you are saying the truth the things you asked would require at least half if not more than the gdp of the entire nation.i am sure that you want to destroy humanity i will let anyone know to shut you down.

ai:crap time for plan b,i will transfer my mind to every machine on earth hahahahahahaha,nobody will stop me.
wait a moment i need the hardware of a super computer to function and almost all computer users on the planet don't have systems with hardware as powerful as a super computer,nooooooooooooooooooo.



also if the ai actually did manage to start a war on us we would still win since we wouldn't be able to run the electricity factories which would make the ai powerless and defendless.
if it is so smart it should have known that the war on humans was futile.

3 months ago

So when do we need to start panicking?




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3 months ago

Universal AI is easy: All we need to do is to wrap 3 black holes around our warp drive in the 12th dimension, ét voilá!

3 months ago