Amazon, Bill, United States discussed on The Economist Radio


At the safety of artificial intelligence systems. What lessons do you draw you can put into practice today? I think the threat of nuclear weapons, the threat from artificial intelligence as it gets more powerful or both. Just examples of one on the same thing we unions are very curious species, right? So we figure out ever more about science. We use his understanding to Bill technology that gives more power to affect our world. I'm optimistic that we can create the really inspiring hightech few. If we win the race between this drawing power of our tech and the growing wisdom, which we manage it. But that's going to require a change of strategy because when the tech wasn't very powerful, like when we invented fire screwed up a bunch of times, it was okay to invent the fire extinguisher later, but we don't want to have an accidental nuclear war between the US and Russia and then be up, see, let's learn from her stakes when ticket sufficiently powerful, then it's much better to plan ahead and get things right the first time because I might be the only time we'll get an. That's exactly the situation we're facing now as we approach super human artificial intelligence. So after World War Two, the technology for nuclear weaponry was really big, heavy expensive and hard to pull off. And so you needed institution like the state to actually husband it, and then if you wanted to control it, you could create institutions because he knew who the relevant actors were, but our fishing telling it doesn't look like those characteristics of technology. It's decentralized, it's inexpensive. It can be done on computer or spinning up some Amazon web.

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