Is AI our biggest threat?

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    Heheh. Not the way it works. He will happily send *my* money to you however and afterwards feel very righteous and generous.
     
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    The problem is, once 'Super AI' is the designer, the new models at some point will go straight to the robotics factory without any human supervision.

    There might not be a 'kill switch' at all in such cases.
     
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    When the machine gets as smart as us we are uber fucked and we are heading into that wall at a rapid pace! 30 40 years the naked ape will be done pretty sad!
     
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    Excellent insight.

    Why, in the minds of our most orthodox philosophers and derived and applied political theories, must the rules of social class hierarchy be played out as a zero sum game?
     
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    AI cant think like that unless its coded to do so. I'm more worried about nanotechnolgy.
     
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    We have computers learning by observation already. It is only a matter of time until one will rival our thought patterns! 4years is the current estimate. Our recent advances in quantum computing makes it likely quicker!
     
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    Wake me when they start copying our emotional ptifalls and irrational fears which are the cause of the atrocities that humans commit.
     
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    Do you want a superior being juging us on how we act? It is this exact logic that scares me! Do you think we would play well to a being that does not have our pitfalls? An intellegent computer would see us as not only a threat to our selves but a threat to them! We fuck up our own kind, not many animals behave this way!
     
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    "Do you want a superior being juging us on how we act?"

    Think about that for a moment. Isnt that what religion is all about?

    A superior being would not have fears or a concept of a threat. Thats strictly a human emotion that was hard coded into our DNA so we could survive.
     
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