Editorial: Risks of general artificial intelligence

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Vincent C. Müller
University of Leeds
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This is the editorial for a special volume of JETAI, featuring papers by Omohundro, Armstrong/Sotala/O’Heigeartaigh, T Goertzel, Brundage, Yampolskiy, B. Goertzel, Potapov/Rodinov, Kornai and Sandberg. - If the general intelligence of artificial systems were to surpass that of humans significantly, this would constitute a significant risk for humanity – so even if we estimate the probability of this event to be fairly low, it is necessary to think about it now. We need to estimate what progress we can expect, what the impact of superintelligent machines might be, how we might design safe and controllable systems, and whether there are directions of research that should best be avoided or strengthened.
Keywords AGI  artificial intelligence  artificial general intelligence  risk  singularity  superintelligence  safe AI  Future of AI  whole brain emulation  intelligence
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