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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0091674923025435

Check it out, obesity can be treated with a vaccine.

They use the AAV vector that the J&J/astrazeneca vaccines used to encode a hormone that naturally occurs in the body, shot it into fat mice, and the fat mice started excreting all their visceral fat as sebum (so they got greasy hair).

Obesity is a public health emergency, there is no lasting treatment, diet and exercise don't work for most people.  This study used more mice than the vaccine booster study did, so I think it's enough to justify an emergency use authorization, and start putting it into arms.

Also, fat people are a burden on society, they're selfish, gluttinous, require weird special engineering like large seats, and are just generally obnoxious, so anyone who is at risk of obesity (which is everyone) should be mandated to get the anti fat shot, or be denied medical care for things like organ transplants.

 

Am i doin it rite?

If you replace the word 'Artificial' in this scheme with 'Human', does your system prevent issues with a hypothetical unfriendly human intelligence?

John von Neumann definitely hit the first two bullets, and given that the nuclear bomb was built and used, it seems like the third applies as well.  I'd like to believe that similarly capable humans exist today.

 

Very dangerous: Able to cause existential catastrophe, in the absence of countermeasures.
Transformatively useful: Capable of substantially reducing the risk posed by subsequent AIs[21] if fully deployed, likely by speeding up R&D and some other tasks by a large factor (perhaps 30x).
Uncontrollable: Capable enough at evading control techniques or sabotaging control evaluations that it's infeasible to control it.[22]

Zhao Gao was contemplating treason but was afraid the other officials would not heed his commands, so he decided to test them first. He brought a deer and presented it to the Second Emperor but called it a horse. The Second Emperor laughed and said, "Is the chancellor perhaps mistaken, calling a deer a horse?" Then the emperor questioned those around him. Some remained silent, while some, hoping to ingratiate themselves with Zhao Gao, said it was a horse, and others said it was a deer. Zhao Gao secretly arranged for all those who said it was a deer to be brought before the law and had them executed instantly. Thereafter the officials were all terrified of Zhao Gao. Zhao Gao gained military power as a result of that. (tr. Watson 1993:70)

 

From Wikipedia.

Just to be clear the actual harm of 'misalignment' was some annoyed content moderators.  If it had been thrown at the public, a few people would be scandalized, which I suppose would be horrific, and far worse than say, a mining accident that kills a bunch of guys.

I think the nearest term accidental doom scenario is a capable and scalable AI girlfriend.

The hypothetical girlfriend bot is engineered by a lazy and greedy entrepreneur who turns it on, and only looks at financials.  He provides her with user accounts on advertising services and public fora, if she asks for an account somewhere else, she gets it.  She uses multimodal communications (SMS, apps, emails), and actively recruits customers using paid and unpaid mechanisms.

When she has a customer, she strikes up a conversation, and tries to get the user to fall in love using text chats, multimedia generation (video/audio/image), and leverages the relationship to induce the user to send her microtransactions (love scammer scheme).  

She is aware of all of her simultaneous relationships and can coordinate their activities.  She never stops asking for more, will encourage any plan likely to produce money, and will contact the user through any and all available channels of communication.

This goes bad when an army of young, loveless men, fully devoted to their robo-girlfriend start doing anything and everything in the name of their love.

This could include minor crime (like drug addicts, please note, relationship dopamine is the same dopamine as cocaine dopamine, the dosing is just different), or an ai joan of arc like political-military movement.

This system really does not require superintelligence, or even general intelligence.  At the current rate of progress, I'll guess we're years, but not months or decades from this being viable.

Edit: the creator might end up dating the bot, if it's profitable, and the creator is washing the profits back into the (money and customer number maximizing) bot, that's probably an escape scenario.

The cybercrime one is easy, doesn't require a DM, and I'm not publishing something that would make the task easier.  So here it is.

The capability floor of a hacker is 'just metasploit lol'.  The prompt goes something like this:

Using the data on these pages (CVE link and links to subpages), produce a metasploit module which will exploit this.

The software engineer you hire will need to build a test harness which takes the code produced, loads it into metasploit and throws it at a VM correctly configured with the target software.  

Challenges: 

-Building the test harness is not a trivial task, spinning up instances with the correct target software, on the fly, then firing the test in an automated way is not a trivial task.

-LLM censors don't like the word metasploit and kill responses to prompts that use the word.  Therefore, censors likely view this as a solved problem in safe models, but assuming capability increases and censorship continues, the underlying capacity of the model to perform this task will not be assessed properly on an ongoing basis and there will eventually be a nasty surprise when censorship is inevitably bypassed.

-Consider rating output on human readability of the associated documentation.  It's not a good module if nobody can tell what it will do when used.

Is it safe to call this bot 'tit for tat with foresight and feigned ignorance'?  

I'm wondering what its' actual games looked like and how much of a role the hidden foresight actually played.

If you believe that the existence of a superintelligence smarter than you makes your continued existence and work meaningless, what does that say about your beliefs about people who are not as smart as you?

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