Wide-ranging discussion on the future of AI, including artificial superintelligence.
Selman notes that artificial superintelligence (ASI) will excel over humans at problems to do with mathematics, science and the like. He adds, though, that there are many problems that are not cut and dried like a mathematics question. Inequality is just a problem. How much should we tolerate? Should we in fact not tolerate any level of inequality? There are many philosophical questions that are equally intractable. Just as great minds over the years have failed to reach a consensus on such questions, so might ASI struggle too.
Link to interview: https://futureoflife.org/2021/05/20/bart-selman-on-the-promises-and-perils-of-artificial-intelligence/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=FLI+May+2021+Newsletter&utm_campaign=FLI+May+2021+Newsletter
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