Link: The Economist on Paperclip Maximizers

by Anders_H1 min read30th Jun 20163 comments

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Paperclip Maximizer
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I certainly was not expecting the Economist to publish a special report on paperclip maximizers (!).

See http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21700762-techies-do-not-believe-artificial-intelligence-will-run-out-control-there-are?fsrc=scn/fb/te/pe/ed/frankensteinspaperclips

 

As the title suggests, they are downplaying the risks of unfriendly AI, but just the fact that the Economist published this is significant

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Paywall for the "conclusion" part.

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