Ethical guidelines for a superintelligence

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Nick Bostrom, in his new book SuperIntelligence, argues that the creation of an artificial intelligence with human-level intelligence will be followed fairly soon by the existence of an almost omnipotent superintelligence, with consequences that may well be disastrous for humanity. He considers that it is therefore a top priority for mankind to figure out how to imbue such a superintelligence with a sense of morality; however, he considers that this task is very difficult. I discuss a number of flaws in his analysis, particularly the viewpoint that implementing ethical behavior is an especially difficult problem in AI research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-124
Number of pages4
JournalArtificial Intelligence
Volume220
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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Ethical guidelines for a superintelligence. / Davis, Ernest.

In: Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 220, 2015, p. 121-124.

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