Michigan State University

We try to engineer AI without understanding intelligence or cognition first

From What an artificial intelligence researcher fears about AI

…as AI designs get even more complex and computer processors even faster, their skills will improve. That will lead us to give them more responsibility, even as the risk of unintended consequences rises. We know that “to err is human,” so it is likely impossible for us to create a truly safe system.

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We could set up our virtual environments to give evolutionary advantages to machines that demonstrate kindness, honesty and empathy. This might be a way to ensure that we develop more obedient servants or trustworthy companions and fewer ruthless killer robots.

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As researchers, and as a society, we have not yet come up with a clear idea of what we want AI to do or become. In part, of course, this is because we don’t yet know what it’s capable of.

Wonderful blog post. Artificial intelligence experts face scientific, legal, moral and ethical dilemmas like no other expert before in our history.