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Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era
By James Barrat
- Advances in developing AI are raising questions faster than they can solve problems.
- We are not far away from artificial general intelligence, which would put us just a stone’s throw from artificial superintelligence.
- Whatever the promised benefits of AI, there are no guarantees that machines will continue to operate in humanity’s best interests.
- AI engineers and scientists consistently cite a sci-fi plot device as a defense against conscientious objections.
- There’s no precedent for cases of AI, but history has revealed the dangers of pursuing science without a clear, guiding ethic.
- A variety of cultural and social forces prevent the dangers of AI from resonating with the public.