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Monday, November 14, 2022

How AI Could Accidentally Extinguish Humankind

How AI Could Accidentally Extinguish Humankind (?)

By The Washington Post, September 6, 2022  Opinion

The conventional expectation is that ever-growing computing power will be a boon for humanity. But what if those expectations are wrong? Could artificial superintelligence instead cause us great harm? Our extinction?

It is unclear if humanity will ever be prepared for superintelligence, but we are certainly not ready now. Research on artificial intelligence must slow down or even pause. And if researchers will not make this decision, governments should make it for them.

From The Washington Post

"If we’re all wiped out by an artificial superintelligence, it will almost certainly be on accident." -Émile P. Torres  ... ' 

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