Risks of AI

How might advanced AI systems, if deployed carelessly, permanently cut off human civilization from a good future?

[ 16/11/20 ]

Easy – deploy it into a competitive market environment. It will win. Humanity will lose.

The future of humanity demands that we create a fundamentally cooperative base to our social and political and technological systems. There is no significant survival probability for competitive systems in the presence of advanced automation.

More people need to start to wake up to the fact that all advances in complexity in evolved systems are predicated on new levels of cooperation.

The myth that evolution is all about competition is just that – pure myth.

In the emergence of complexity, it is cooperation that is fundamental.

We are the most cooperative species on the planet, and we can compete if we have to, and things get very ugly very quickly when human beings resort to all out competition.

Unless we get passed our current domination by market based valuation systems, our time as a species is strictly limited.

We need a globally cooperative base to civilization that recognizes individual life and individual liberty (with all the diversity necessarily implied within those) as well as recognizing that multiple levels of diverse associations between individuals are not only possible but essential.

We need ecological and social responsibility, as much as we need ecological and social diversity.

AI in a competitive market or national context is necessarily self terminating in the long term. We need AI. Therefore we need social systems that are primarily cooperative.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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