AI News, How Will the Rise of Artificial Superintelligences Impact Humanity?
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How Will the Rise of Artificial Superintelligences Impact Humanity?
Or, as Baum puts it, they do “risk analysis for computers taking over the world and killing everyone.” Specifically, Baum stated that GCRI is working on “developing structured risk models to help people understand what the risks might be and, also, where some of the best opportunities to reduce this risk are located.” Unsurprisingly, the task is not an easy one.
The fundamental problem stems from the fact that, unlike more common threats, such as the risk of dying in a car accident or the risk of getting cancer, researchers working on ASI risk analysis don’t have solid case studies to use when making their models and predictions.
They take what information is available, structure it, and then distribute the result in an organized fashion so that researchers can better understand the topic, the various factors that may influence the outcome of the issue at hand, and ultimately have a better understanding of the various risks associated with ASI.
The modeling doesn’t give us a complete picture of what will happen, but it does allow us to better understand the risks that we’re facing when it comes to the rise of ASI, what events and outcomes are likely, as well as the specific steps that policy makers and AI researchers should take to ensure that ASI benefits humanity.
The second half of the model dives into risk analysis related to the creation of an ASI that is harmful and looks at the following: Each step in this series models a number of different possibilities to reveal the various risks that we face and how significant, and probable, these threats are.
It’s one that recognizes the fact that AI is more than just a technological and economic opportunity and that there are risks involved and difficult ethical issues.” Ultimately, Baum hopes that these conversations, when coupled with the understanding that comes from the models that he is currently developing alongside his team, will allow GCRI to better prepare policy makers and scientists alike for the rise of a new kind of (super)intelligence.
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