Recipes for survival in a world with superintelligent artificial intelligence
Who's worried about Superintelligent AI?
Physicist Max Tegmark is part of a group of intellectuals and futurists, including luminaries like Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Bill Gates, who have sounded the alarm about the existential risks to humanity of superintelligent artificial intelligence. Dr. Tegmark, a physicist at MIT and president of the Future of Life Institute, thinks the public is largely worried about the wrong things, and we need to set an agenda to study how we can safely live with AI to avoid doomsday scenarios, and reap the great potential benefits it could bring.
There's no law of physics that says one can't build machines more intelligence than us, in all ways. So I really don't like this sort of carbon chauvinism that says AI can't be as smart as us, and I think we've only seen the tip of the intelligence iceberg. There's really this amazing potential to unlock the full intelligence that's latent in nature and use it to help humanity flourish or screw up in new ways.- Dr. Max Tegmark
We really need to for starters to figure out how we can transform todays buggy and hackable computer systems into robust AI systems that we really trust. These are research questions and we should focus a lot of research effort on them so we get the answers by the time we need them.- Dr. Max Tegmark
There is just an incredible potential for the future of life, and most science fiction writers have been much too pessimistic in what we can ultimately do, because they've been so limited to this idea that if you want to go far away you need to send a bunch of meat bags there ... In fact, ultimately life is information and the much smarter way to do it is to basically email the information about your mind ... and have yourself reassembled there. - Dr. Max Tegmark