Categories
Philosophy

Will AI superintelligence be evil?

Mirror, mirror…

The question might be not as to if or when General AI successfully transcends human intellect, but rather – what is it about the culture, competition and commercial (or, to be frank, geostrategic and complex adversarial) contexts in which these technologies currently effervesce and thrive that might only ever guarantee that they are shaped from, as and towards the replication of the darker angels of our nature?

If exceptionally competitive, predatorial, territorial and ruthlessly pragmatic ends shape the accelerated evolution of these systems, we might not be so surprised to find these qualities starkly reflected back at us from the technologies. Indeed, even where and when collaborative benevolence and ethical forbearance is an authentic, intended and achievable goal – can we ever hope to extricate this from the underlying substrate and gravitational well of blind tribal or reflexive psychological self-interest that we as a species (and Global civilisation) are still aspiring to transcend?

3 replies on “Will AI superintelligence be evil?”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.