AI Experts Warn the UN About the Dangers of Artificial Superintelligence

On Wednesday, UN delegates met in Georgia in order to discuss emerging global risks, especially those that may arise from burgeoning technologies. Much of the discussion revolved around more commonly voiced concerns, such as chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) technologies, but AI experts Nick Bostrom and Max Tegmark were also on hand to discuss the potential existential threat of artificial superintelligence. Max Tegmark’s talk begins at 1:55, Nick Bostrom’s at 2:14:Tegmark is a cosmologist and professor at MIT, as well as a leading expert in artificial intelligence and a co-founder of the Future of Life Institute, which works to mitigate the existential risk posed to humanity by AI. Nick Bostrom is a philosopher and AI theorist at the University of Oxford, as well as the author of NYT bestselling book Superintelligence: Paths,…


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