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The Register Lecture: AI turning on us? Let's talk existential risk


Re: Looks at watch

and I believe that real AI, of the type that could pose a threat to humanity, is very far off in deed

I would argue that weak AI of the sort we could make in the very near future potentially poses a much greater risk than strong AI. The paperclip maximizer could only be a weak AI. A strong AI would be able to intelligently interpret the instructions and realize that we did not actually want it to turn the entire universe into paperclips. In fact we could likely write an AI capable of that sort of nonsensical interpretation of its instructions right now. It need not even be good enough to really even be called weak AI.

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