Link: The Economist on Paperclip Maximizers

post by Anders_H · 2016-06-30T12:40:33.942Z · score: 5 (6 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 3 comments

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

3 comments

Comments sorted by top scores.

comment by Pimgd · 2016-06-30T13:01:30.352Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Paywall for the "conclusion" part.

comment by efenj · 2016-07-01T01:49:21.436Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Disable javascript (and possibly reload in a private window).