From The New Yorker: Will Artificial Intelligence Bring Us Utopia or Dystopia?

The New Yorker recently published a piece highlighting the work of Nick Bostrom, who is one of the leading advocates for AI safety and a member of the FLI science advisory board. The article provides extensive background information about who Bostrom is, as well as what risks and opportunities artificial intelligence could provide. With the release of his book last year, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, Bostrom quickly became associated with concerns about artificial intelligence, but he’s interested in any field that could become an existential risk. In fact, Bostrom is the man who originally introduced the concept of “existential risk,” which refers to any risk that could result in the complete extinction of humanity or could at least destroy civilization as we know it. About Bostrom’s early interest in existential risk, the article…


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