Wednesday, May 24, 2023

AI systems + Democracy Maps

Governance of superintelligence

Now is a good time to start thinking about the governance of superintelligence — about future AI systems dramatically more capable than even AGI.

May 22, 2023


  • Sam Altman
  • Greg Brockman
  • Ilya Sutskever

Responsible AI, Safety & Alignment

...We believe people around the world should democratically decide on the bounds and defaults for AI systems. We don't yet know how to design such a mechanism, but we plan to experiment with its development. We continue to think that, within these wide bounds, individual users should have a lot of control over how the AI they use behaves.

...we believe it would be unintuitively risky and difficult to stop the creation of superintelligence. Because the upsides are so tremendous, the cost to build it decreases each year, the number of actors building it is rapidly increasing, and it’s inherently part of the technological path we are on, stopping it would require something like a global surveillance regime, and even that isn’t guaranteed to work. So we have to get it right.

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