The problem with artificial intelligence is that it will do exactly what we ask it to do

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/10/23/746627.html

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This is going to end up like The Monkey’s Paw

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At work, can’t watch. Does it mention the paperclip singularity?

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I don’t know if it’s just me but something borked

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It’s not just you.

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The script not working as intended on a post about AI working as intended (to a fault) did strike me as amusing. For a second i thought it was on purpose.

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So the problem will still be people.

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The problem is and was always with people. We suck.

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Came to say something similar - e.g. obviously Mark did not ask it nicely enough, to do exactly what he wanted.

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What is my purpose?

You pass butter.

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Direct link: https://embed.ted.com/talks/janelle_shane_the_danger_of_ai_is_weirder_than_you_think

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In a sense, that will always be true, if only because it never makes sense to assign blame to a part of the system that we can’t, in principle, change

Haven’t seen the video yet but the description sounds like the premise for the massive (book-length, really) treatise on AI in Wait but Why a few years ago

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