Questions tagged [neo-luddism]

Use for questions related to the "unforeseeable dangers of new technology", a sub-field of the overall philosophy of neo-luddism. (i.e. suitable for for questions ranging from automation replacing human jobs, instability created by applications of AI, and apocalyptic scenarios of AI takeover, etc.)

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When oultining dangers of AI breakthroughs, is there mislook bias to search in the technology itself rather than in human nature? [closed]

When thinking about dangers of rapid AI evolution, for me a nuclear technology case is disturbing: the largest problems from the tech itself were power plant malfunctions, while the largest actual ...
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Why is AI safety so much harder than Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics"?

I understand that AI researchers are trying to create AI designs that allow for desired behavior without undesirable side-effects. A classic example of an attempt is Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of ...
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Will robots rebel against their human creators?

There are several science fiction movies where the robots rebel against their creators: for example, the Terminator's series or I Robot. In the future, is it possible that robots will rebel against ...
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Is there a way to protect humanity against the impending singularity?

We are careening into the future which may hold unpredictable dangers in relation to AI. I've haven't yet heard of Chappie or Robocop style police robots, but militarized drone tech is replacing many ...
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What are the societal risks associated with AI?

What are the actual risks to society associated with the widespread use of AI? Outside of the use of AI in a military context. I am not talking about accidental risks or unintentional behaviour - eg, ...
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How could artificial intelligence harm us?

We often hear that artificial intelligence may harm or even kill humans, so it might prove dangerous. How could artificial intelligence harm us?
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What is neoluddism?

It is well known from the history of technology that the invention of new things was always problematic. In the 15th century for example, in which Gutenberg has invented the first printing press, the ...
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Could artificial intelligence cause problems for humanity after figuring out human behavior?

This BBC article suggests that intelligent algorithms, like those that select news stories and advertisements for display, could control our experience of the world and manipulate us. Will Artificial ...
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Will/can AI be the worst enemy to humanity?

This is the question which always is being discussed. Will artificial intelligence be the undefeatable enemy for human beings? Like the Slaughter Bots (Killer Microdrones technology) can kill a ...
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Should we focus more on societal or technical issues with AI risk

I have trouble finding material (blog, papers) about this issue, so I'm posting here. Taking a recent well known example: Musk has tweeted and warned about the potential dangers of AI, saying it is "...