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Artificial intelligence may not want to deliberately harm Humans, but may decide to do so if Man's goals are not in line with its own.

Artificial intelligence may not want to deliberately harm Humans, but may decide to do so if Man's goals are not in line with its own. Artificial intelligence may not want to deliberately harm Humans, but may decide to do so if Man's goals are not in line with its own.
Source: Johan Bergstrand via Artstation
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At a certain point, we will build machines that are smarter than we are. And once we have machines that are smarter than we are, they will begin to improve themselves. And then we risk what the mathematician I. J. Good called an intelligence explosion - that the process could get away from us. Now, this is often caricatured as a fear that armies of malicious robots will attack us, but that isn't the most likely scenario. It's not that our machines will become spontaneously malevolent. The concern is really that we will build machines that are so much more competent than we are that the slightest divergence between their goals and our own could destroy us.

Just think about how we relate to ants, OK? We don't hate them. We don't go out of our way to harm them. In fact, sometimes, we take pains not to harm them. We just - we step over them on the sidewalk. But whenever their presence seriously conflicts with one of our goals, we annihilate them without a qualm. The concern is that we will one day build machines that could treat us with similar disregard. It's crucial to realize that the rate of progress doesn't matter. It does - any progress is enough to get us into the end zone. We don't need Moore's law to continue. We don't need exponential progress. We just need to keep going. So we will do this if we can. The train is already out of the station, and there's no break to pull.

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