[ExI] Hofstadter now fears AI

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at gmail.com
Fri Jul 7 14:21:54 UTC 2023

No, AI will be much smarter than current average humans.
But re architected brain intelligence is about to start exploding even
faster than all that, to say nothing of using AI's as personal intelligence
amplification systems.
Uploading to exponentially more capable system, uploading to bodies that
don't need space or diving suites...
Why does everyone completely ignore all that?

On Thu, Jul 6, 2023 at 6:31 PM BillK via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> “AI is about to eclipse humans”, predicts a leading academic
> 04/07/2023
> <
> https://nationworldnews.com/ai-is-about-to-eclipse-humans-predicts-a-leading-academic/
> >
> Quotes:
> Douglas Hofstadter has been a strong advocate of separating the terms
> intelligence and artificial intelligence over the years, not
> considering that technologies based on machine learning and other
> models are not worthy of being considered as intelligent as humans. So
> far, when systems like ChatGPT have sabotaged the plans of this
> academic He is “terrified” by the future of these powerful AI models.
> “Very soon, it’s quite possible that they (ChatGPT and other AIs) will
> be smarter than us, much smarter than us,” Hofstadter said in an
> interview.
> He says that his faith has been shaken by what he describes as a
> traumatic experience, believing that humans will soon be eclipsed by
> machines.
> --------------------
> The relevant 8 minutes of the video interview is here:
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfXxzAVtdpU&t=1763s>
> -------------
> It sounds like he is now agreeing with Eliezer.
> BillK
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