Karl von Wendt

German writer of science-fiction novels and children's books (pen name Karl Olsberg). I blog and create videos about AI risks in German at www.ki-risiken.de and youtube.com/karlolsbergautor.

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Late 2021 MIRI Conversations: AMA / Discussion

A question for Eliezer: If you were superintelligent, would you destroy the world? If not, why not?

If your answer is "yes" and the same would be true for me and everyone else for some reason I don't understand, then we're probably doomed. If it is "no" (or even just "maybe"), then there must be something about the way we humans think that would prevent world destruction even if one of us were ultra-powerful. If we can understand that and transfer it to an AGI, we should be able to prevent destruction, right?