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Sam Altman President of Y Combinator. Investor at Reddit, Stripe, Change.org, Pinterest and many others

Development of superhuman machine intelligence is probably the greatest threat to the continued existence of humanity.
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Sam Harris American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist

It is sobering to admit that chaos seems a probable outcome even in the best-case scenario, in which the AGI remained perfectly obedient. But of course we cannot assume the best-case scenario. In fact, “the control problem”—the solution to which would gu
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Stuart Russell Professor of Computer Science at Berkeley

The question is: Could you prove that your systems can’t ever, no matter how smart they are, overwrite their original goals as set by the humans?
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Stephen Omohundro Scientist, Self-Aware Systems; Co-founder, Center for Complex Systems Research

Omohundro’s research concludes that the drives of superintelligent machines will be on a collision course with our own, unless we design them very carefully.
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Hans Moravec Former professor at the Robotics Institute of CMU, and founder of the SeeGrid Corporation

He states that by the end of this process “the immensities of cyberspace will be teeming with unhuman superminds, engaged in affairs that are to human concerns as ours are to those of bacteria”
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Peter Thiel Technology entrepreneur and investor

Thiel foundation is the single largest donor to MIRI, an organization founded by the illustrious Eliezer Yudkowsky
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Ilya Sutskever Co-founder and Research Director of OpenAI

It’s hard to fathom how much human-level AI could benefit society, and it’s equally hard to imagine how much it could damage society if built or used incorrectly.

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Rodney A. Brooks Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, author, and robotics entrepreneur

If we are spectacularly lucky we’ll have AI over the next thirty years with the intentionality of a lizard, and robots using that AI will be useful tools. [...] Worrying about AI that will be intentionally evil to us is pure fear mongering
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Douglas Hofstadter Professor of cognitive science. Pulitzer prize winner

Life and intelligence are far more complex than the current singularitarians seem to believe, so I doubt it will happen in the next couple of centuries
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