6. Risks from artificial intelligence (AI)

Transformative artificial intelligence may well be developed this century. If it is, it may begin to make many significant decisions for us, and rapidly accelerate changes like economic growth. Are we set up to deal with this new technology safely?

You will also learn about strategies to prevent an AI-related catastrophe and the possibility of so-called “s-risks”. 


The case for worrying about risks from artificial intelligence

And read "Managing AI Risks in an Era of Rapid Progress" - scroll down to the bottom and access on arXiv (10 mins.)

Strategies for reducing risks from unaligned artificial intelligence

Skim the “What you can do concretely to help” section of "Preventing an AI-related catastrophe" (10 mins.)