Putting AI in The Matrix May Keep It from Doing the Same to Us

Someday artificial intelligence (AI) might be too good and too smart for humans. The worry is that the first AI machine to surpass human intelligence might be impossible to shut down. That’s one reason Google made headlines in June with its big red button that relies on a modified reinforcement-learning algorithm that, under the right circumstances, will prevent AI from learning that the big red button deprives it of reward. Mark Riedl, associate professor in Georgia Tech’s College of Computing and director of the Entertainment Intelligence Lab, is putting forward an alternate approach to the big red button that may prove to be more reliable in stopping AI from causing harm to people or property.  The problem with a Big Red Button approach to shutting down AI that has gone…


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