[ExI] Fwd: Re: AI risks

Henry Rivera hrivera at alumni.virginia.edu
Thu Sep 10 02:09:35 UTC 2015

> On Sep 6, 2015, at 6:50 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:

> On the other you have humans
> deliberately (with collateral damage) trying to harm other humans and
> they see AI as a powerful weapon.
> I doubt that AI will immediately leap to a godlike status with the
> ability to make moral decisions and ignore human orders that it
> disagrees with. As AI gradually develops, the temptation to misuse the
> developing power will be difficult to resist.

This scenario is playing out currently on the TV show Extant with an AI named Taylor (or TALR or some such acronym). It's ambiguous right now if the AI is making life and death decisions on its own or if it's being controlled/influenced by a human. I think someone who hasn't followed the series would find this aspect of a current episode interesting. It's good stuff. 

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