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Should We Worry About Artificial Intelligence?

Could A.I. turn on us, or is natural stupidity a greater threat to humanity?
November 30th, 2021

The writer distinguishes between artificial general intelligence and machine learning, and warns of possible threats from each.  “The philosopher Nick Bostrom, who heads the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, says that humans trying to build AI are ‘like children playing with a bomb’, and that the prospect of machine sentience is a greater threat to humanity than global heating.”  Artificial intelligence “might secretly manufacture nerve gas or nanobots to destroy its inferior, meat-based makers.  Or it might just keep us in a planetary zoo while it gets on with whatever its real business is.”

Read More: The Guardian


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