Artificial superintelligence (ASI) is becoming very topical.
Stuart Russell has just given the BBC Reith Lectures on the topic of ASI. They’re well worth listening to. But this interview gives you the gist of them. So, it’s worth reading too. Long story short, ASI is distinctly possible. It is also possible that we inadvertently design ASI with the wrong goals and it wipes us out. If ASI possesses the right goals, though, it should be of enormous benefit to humankind. So, it all hangs on the ASI’s goals. Watch out for my forthcoming book, The sentient robot. It explores this topic along with a discussion as to how we might instantiate consciousness in ASI too. Consciousness in the ASI might be able to tip the ASI’s goals in our favour.
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