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Artificial Superintelligence: reality, possibility, or religion?
Artificial Superintelligence (ASI) could be really good for humanity. Climate change, inequality, war, immortality, transcendence and beyond, are all amenable to solution given sufficient intelligence. But ASI could also be really, really bad - end of humans bad - and by definition there would be nothing we could do about it. By definition, ASI could be an indifferent God. But why take such definitions seriously? Why think that such a being is any more than a mere possibility-in-principle? But if it is indeed a real likelihood, borne of our Frankenstein-esque efforts, what can we do about it?
The Future of AI
Professor David Hogg (Professor of Artificial Intelligence)
Recent progress in the field of Artificial Intelligence has been driven by lots of on-line data about the things in our world, new ways of learning from this data, and faster machines to carry out the learning. But what challenges do we face in continuing along this road? As humans, our understanding and behaviour emerges through growing up in distinct physical environments and communities. How can we create artificial agents or robots that share this understanding and behaviour well enough to participate more effectively in our lives?