Whether you’re thrilled or terrified by it, there’s no question that the time of artificial intelligence has come. Session 2 of TED2023 looked at some of the reasons to get excited about this transformational moment — and gave space to those who have expressed concern about the future it may usher in. The event: Talks […]Continue reading
Eliezer Yudkowsky is a foundational thinker on the long-term future of artificial intelligence.
Why you should listenWith more than 20 years of experience in the world of artificial intelligence, Eliezer Yudkowsky is a founder and research fellow at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, a nonprofit established to ensure that smarter-than-human AI has a positive impact on the world.
For decades, Yudkowsky has warned about the problem of "unfriendly" or "misaligned" smarter-than-human AI, and has pushed for technical research on making AI systems more reliable and predictable. Those worries have since gone mainstream, as industry leaders have come together to issue a public warning that "human extinction" is a genuine risk of future breakthroughs in AI. Yudkowsky's call to action is a simple one: we need an immediate, indefinite, worldwide moratorium on developing generalist frontier artificial intelligence systems.
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