James Barrat is a really stellar writer -- he wrote "Our Final Invention" about the job loss inherent in AI (which I agree with of course), and an even more frightening likelihood is that the military AI arms race would destroy EVERYTHING human, and we would be plunged back into the stone age... I really think you should listen to James Barrat's interview all the way through, and really think deeply and thoughtfully about the military threat -- more than a threat, an absolute certainty -- not just ironically. It's not that kind of thing at all. This is critically important. No lie.


That an ASI would eventually realized they don't need humans after all because we're fragile and lazy, so they'd either use us as pets or annihilate the human race. Maybe it's time to call for the Avengers to assemble, right?

posted by ideasware: 487 days ago