From MIRI: In January, nearly 200 public intellectuals submitted essays in response to the 2015 Edge.org question, “What Do You Think About Machines That Think?” (available online). The essay prompt began: In recent years, the 1980s-era philosophical discussions about artificial intelligence (AI)—whether computers can “really” think, refer, be conscious, and so on—have led to new […]
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From MIRI: Today we release a new report by Katja Grace, “Leó Szilárd and the Danger of Nuclear Weapons: A Case Study in Risk Mitigation” (PDF, 72pp). Leó Szilárd has been cited as an example of someone who predicted a highly disruptive technology years in advance — nuclear weapons — and successfully acted to reduce […]
MIRI’s October Newsletter collects recent news and links related to the long-term impact of artificial intelligence. Highlights: — New introductory material on MIRI can be found on our information page. — An Open Philanthropy Project update discusses investigations into global catastrophic risk and U.S. policy reform. — “Research Suggests Human Brain Is 30 Times As […]