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Ar­tifi­cial intelligence

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is the set of intellectual capacities characteristic of human beings exhibited by machines, as well as the area of research aimed at creating machines with these capacities.

Today, AI systems are better than even the smartest people at some intellectual tasks, such as chess, but much worse at others, such as writing academic papers. If AI systems eventually become as good or better than humans at many of these remaining tasks, then their impact will likely be transformative. Furthermore, in the extreme case that AI systems eventually become more capable than humans at all intellectual tasks, this would arguably be the most significant development in human history.

Possible impacts of progress in AI include accelerated scientific progress, large-scale unemployment, novel forms of warfare, and risks from unintended behavior in AI systems.

Bibliography

Christiano, Paul (2014) Three impacts of machine intelligence, Rational Altruist, August 23.

Why AI is Harder Than We Think—Me­lanie Mitchell

evelynciara28 Apr 2021 8:19 UTC
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6 comments2 min readEA link
(arxiv.org)

Deep­Mind: Gen­er­ally ca­pa­ble agents emerge from open-ended play

kokotajlod27 Jul 2021 19:35 UTC
48 points
10 comments2 min readEA link
(deepmind.com)

AI timelines and the­o­ret­i­cal un­der­stand­ing of deep learn­ing

Venky102412 Sep 2021 16:26 UTC
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8 comments2 min readEA link

Why AI al­ign­ment could be hard with mod­ern deep learning

Ajeya21 Sep 2021 15:35 UTC
96 points
11 comments14 min readEA link
(www.cold-takes.com)

Fa­nat­i­cism in AI: SERI Project

Jake Arft-Guatelli24 Sep 2021 4:39 UTC
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2 comments5 min readEA link

High Im­pact Ca­reers in For­mal Ver­ifi­ca­tion: Ar­tifi­cial Intelligence

quinn5 Jun 2021 14:45 UTC
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5 comments16 min readEA link

Chris Olah on what the hell is go­ing on in­side neu­ral networks

80000_Hours4 Aug 2021 15:13 UTC
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0 comments133 min readEA link

Chris Olah on work­ing at top AI labs with­out an un­der­grad degree

80000_Hours10 Sep 2021 20:46 UTC
11 points
0 comments73 min readEA link

On Scal­ing Academia

kirchner.jan20 Sep 2021 14:54 UTC
10 points
1 comment13 min readEA link
(universalprior.substack.com)
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