Survive the Top Human Threat: Artificial Super Intelligence

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What most threatens humankind? The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, you may be surprised to learn, puts Artificial Intelligence at the top of the list. (Sample video lecture)

10 THREATS TO MANKIND

  1. Artificial intelligence
  2. Bio-hacking
  3. Killer robots
  4. Nuclear war
  5. Climate change
  6. Asteroid impact
  7. Loss of reality
  8. Food shortage
  9. Particle accelerator
  10. Tyrannical ruler

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You thought Siri was helping you? Bwhaahahah. Seriously though, artificial intelligences are considered by some of our most intelligent humans to be the single cause most likely to end humanity. How so?

The technological singularity (also, simply, the singularity) is the hypothesis that the invention of artificial superintelligence will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization.

According to this hypothesis, an upgradable intelligent agent (such as a computer running software-based artificial general intelligence) would enter a “runaway reaction” of self-

improvement cycles, with each new and more…

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