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I'm going to use statistics from the US, where Waymo is based. Statistics from Europe would probably be a bit different, but I doubt they would be so different as to change the conclusions. People commit crimes like attacking property because they have a motive and an opportunity to do so, and because they believe their attack will have an effect. If ...


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Few people realize that our global economy should be considered an AI: - The money transactions are the signals over a neural net. The nodes in the neural net would be the different corporations or private persons paying or receiving money. - It is man-made so qualifies as artificial This neural network is better in its task then humans: Capitalism has ...


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Artificial intelligence can harm us in any of the ways of natural intelligence (of humans). The distinction between natural and artificial intelligence will vanish when humans start augmenting themselves more intimately. Intelligence may no longer characterize the identity and will become a limitless possession. The harm caused will be as much the humans can ...


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In addtion to the many answers already provided, I would bring up the issue of adversarial examples in the area of image models. Adversarial examples are images that have been perturbed with specifically designed noise that is often imperceptible to a human observer, but strongly alters the prediction of a model. Examples include: Affecting the predicted ...


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AI that is used to solve a real world problem could pose a risk to humanity and doesn't exactly require sentience, this also requires a degree of human stupidity too.. Unlike humans, an AI would find the most logical answer without the constraint of emotion, ethics, or even greed... Only logic. Ask this AI how to solve a problem that humans created (for ...


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Human beings currently exist in an ecological-economic niche of "the thing that thinks". AI is also a thing that thinks, so it will be invading our ecological-economic niche. In both ecology and economics, having something else occupy your niche is not a great plan for continued survival. How exactly Human survival is compromised by this is going to be ...


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I think one of the most real (ie. related to current, existing AIs) risks are in blindly relying on unsupervised AIs, for two reasons. 1. AI systems may degrade Physical error in AI systems may start producing wildly wrong results in regions in which they were not tested for because the physical system starts providing wrong values. This is sometimes ...


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This only intents to be a complement to other answers so I will not discuss to possibility of AI trying to willingly enslave humanity. But a different risk is already here. I would call it unmastered technology. I have been teached science and technology, and IMHO, AI has by itself no notion of good and evil, nor freedom. But it is built and used by human ...


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I have an example which goes in kinda the opposite direction of the public's fears, but is a very real thing, which I already see happening. It is not AI-specific, but I think it will get worse through AI. It is the problem of humans trusting the AI conclusions blindly in critical applications. We have many areas in which human experts are supposed to make ...


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Short term Physical accidents, e.g. due to industrial machinery, aircraft autopilot, self-driving cars. Especially in the case of unusual situations such as extreme weather or sensor failure. Typically an AI will function poorly under conditions where it has not been extensively tested. Social impacts such as reducing job availability, barriers for the ...


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My favorite scenario for harm by AI involves not high intelligence, but low intelligence. Specifically, the grey goo hypothesis. This is where a self-replicating, automated process runs amok and converts all resources into copies of itself. The point here is that the AI is not "smart" in the sense of having high intelligence or general intelligence--it ...


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I would say the biggest real threat would be the unbalancing/disrupting we are already seeing. The changes of putting 90% the country out of work are real, and the results (which will be even more uneven distribution of wealth) are terrifying if you think them through.


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In addition to the other answers, I would like to add to nuking cookie factory example: Machine learning AIs basically try to fulfill a goal described by humans. For example, humans create an AI running a cookie factory. The goal they implement is to sell as many cookies as possible for the highest profitable margin. Now, imagine an AI which is ...


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tl;dr There are many valid reasons why people might fear (or better be concerned about) AI, not all involve robots and apocalyptic scenarios. To better illustrate these concerns, I'll try to split them into three categories. Conscious AI This is the type of AI that your question is referring to. A super-intelligent conscious AI that will destroy/enslave ...


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