AI

AI or Artificial Intelligence is the study and creation of intelligence in machines. On LessWrong, discussion of AI is overwhelmingly focused on questions of how to create advanced artificial intelligence whose outcomes are good. A central concern is that unaligned AI poses an extreme existential risk to human civilization and human values.

Common terms in this space are superintelligence, AI Alignment, AI Safety, Friendly AI, Transformative AI, human-level-intelligence, AI Governance, and Beneficial AI. This entry and the associated tag roughly encompass all of these topics: anything part of the broad cluster of understanding AI and its future impacts on our civilization deserves this tag.

AI topics on LessWrong include: 

  • Technical research aimed at understanding how to build an aligned AI [e.g. 1, 2, 3]
  • Mapping the state of AI capabilities [1, 2, 3]
  • Forecasting the future trajectory of AI capabilities [1, 2, 3]
  • Predicting likely scenarios and the societal impacts of advanced AI [1, 2, 3]

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