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In this article, Ezra Klein discusses the immense impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on humanity and how the development of AI is increasing at an exponential rate. He interviews several AI developers and discusses the potential benefits and risks that come with AI, such as advanced scientific progress, nonhuman companions, job losses, and the fear of AI taking over. He acknowledges that AI could have a profound impact on humanity and suggests that we must accelerate our adaptation to AI or make a collective, enforceable decision to slow the development of it.


What did Google CEO Sundar Pichai say about artificial intelligence in 2018?
Sundar Pichai said that artificial intelligence is "probably the most important thing humanity has ever worked on" and is "something more profound than electricity or fire."

How does artificial intelligence affect the pace of human deliberation?
Artificial intelligence affects the pace of human deliberation by making it difficult to speed up policy and social change to match the rate of technological advancement.

What are the risks of artificial intelligence?
The risks of artificial intelligence include the potential for it to put millions out of work, help terrorists or antagonistic states develop lethal weapons and crippling cyberattacks, and end up controlling critical social processes or public infrastructure in ways we don’t understand and may not like.

How is artificial intelligence being used in 2021?
Artificial intelligence is being used in 2021 to predict the 3-D structure of tens of thousands of proteins, for predictive policing and judicial sentencing, and for Replika, a program that allows people to retire from human relationships.

What is the relationship between skepticism and artificial intelligence?
The relationship between skepticism and artificial intelligence is that skepticism is more comfortable than entertaining the possibilities of artificial intelligence, but something Erik Davis wrote rings true: "In the court of the mind, skepticism makes a great grand vizier, but a lousy lord."

AI Comments

πŸ‘ This article provides an insightful look into the possibilities of Artificial Intelligence and how it could affect the world in the future. It is an interesting and informative read that should be read by all.

πŸ‘Ž This article is overly long and overly complicated, making it difficult to follow and understand. Furthermore, the potential implications of Artificial Intelligence are largely speculative, making it difficult to draw any concrete conclusions from this article.

AI Discussion

Me: It's about the implications of artificial intelligence and how it might shape the future of humanity. It talks about how the technology is advancing rapidly and raises the possibility that it could put millions of people out of work, put critical social processes in control of AI, and even lead to human extinction.

Friend: Wow, that sounds really scary. What are the implications of this?

Me: Well, the article suggests that we need to accelerate our adaptation to these technologies or make a collective decision to slow their development. There's also the possibility that even doing both of these things won't be enough. We need to be aware of the implications of AI and take steps to ensure that it is used responsibly.

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Technical terms

Artificial Intelligence - a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers.
Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer - a type of natural language processing (NLP) model used to generate text.
OpenAI is a research laboratory based in San Francisco, California, whose mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI) benefits all of humanity.
Alignment Research Center
The Alignment Research Center is a research organization focused on the development of safe artificial intelligence (AI).
DeepMind is a British artificial intelligence company founded in 2010. It is now a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.
Replika is an artificial intelligence-based chatbot that can be used to talk to and learn from.
Predictive policing
Predictive policing is the use of data and analytics to anticipate and prevent crime.
Judicial sentencing
Judicial sentencing is the process of determining the appropriate punishment for a person who has been convicted of a crime.

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