[ExI] AI enhancing / replacing human abilities

Gadersd gadersd at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 16:27:22 UTC 2023

>  But what about AI enhancing all
> the worst features of humans?

This is the real threat that AI poses. AI as an extension of human will is much more likely than a fully self-motivated autonomous agent to be exceptionally dangerous. Beware the super intelligence that obediently follows human instructions.

> On Apr 4, 2023, at 7:33 AM, BillK via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Just a thought.
> AI may be enhancing human abilities. But what about AI enhancing all
> the worst features of humans? e.g. crimes, brutality, hatred, etc.
> AI is already being used for internet scams, fraud, propaganda,
> bitcoin thefts, etc.
> Then there are autonomous weapon systems being developed. Sure, they
> say that humans will always be giving final permissions.
> But to be realistic, humans can't react fast enough. Waiting for the
> controller's go-ahead means you will be blown up while waiting.
> Human control means slowing AI down to human speed. That just won't happen.
> BillK
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