[ExI] Fwd: Re: AI risks

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Mon Sep 7 23:29:34 UTC 2015

On 2015-09-06 23:50, BillK wrote:
> On one side you have the techs trying to devise some sort of ethical
> AI that won't harm humanity in general. On the other you have humans
> deliberately (with collateral damage) trying to harm other humans and
> they see AI as a powerful weapon.
The problems are different kinds of problems. Without AI safety the 
systems are dangerous tools for people who see them as weapons (or 
business advantage, or a secret sauce for academic triumph - ascribing 
malign motivations to these people is too limiting). Risk-accepting 
players may race to develop powerful but unsafe AI which may be a 
lose-lose situation.

But solutions to one problem doesn't fix the other. Making AI or people 
using them nice are orthogonal.

Anders Sandberg
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
Oxford University

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