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On the Unimportance of Superintelligence

@article{Sotos2021OnTU,
  title={On the Unimportance of Superintelligence},
  author={John G. Sotos},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2109.07899}
}
  • J. Sotos
  • Published 30 August 2021
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
Humankind faces many existential threats, but has limited resources to mitigate them. Choosing how and when to deploy those resources is, therefore, a fateful decision. Here, I analyze the priority for allocating resources to mitigate the risk of superintelligences. Part I observes that a superintelligence unconnected to the outside world (de-efferented) carries no threat, and that any threat from a harmful superintelligence derives from the peripheral systems to which it is connected, e.g… Expand

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