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Nico Andreas Heller in conversation with Yoshua Bengio.

What if artificial intelligence (AI) continues to progress towards and beyond our abilities, in areas where it could become dangerous, and what if our regulations won’t be 100% foolproof, opening the door to seriously harmful misuse by bad actors, historically never seen concentrations of power and existential threats to our collective future? Even if these were a low-probability events, given the high stakes, should we not have a plan B?

With a view to minimising those risks, Yoshua Bengio proposes the creation of a multilateral network of non-profit and non-governmental labs, collaborating on the defence of democracy, human rights and against eventual rogue autonomous AI. His proposal hing ... 

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