Wednesday, September 16, 2015

No Way Out


I am torn between two options: releasing the results of my speech learning research to the public or erasing everything that I have worked on these many years. The world is in such a precarious state that I cannot think of any scenario in which the introduction of artificial intelligence will not do great harm to humanity. The problem with AI is not that intelligent machines might rebel against us (that prediction is just stupid materialist superstition), but that the powers that be will use the technology to gain even more power and impose their twisted will on humanity. The world could quickly turn into a hell much worse than anything George Orwell could have imagined. I would rather die than live with the knowledge that I might have contributed to it.