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Malware viruses are a very simple form of AI. It is not difficult to conceive of a form of malware that A) can't be detected easily, B) is redundantly distributed across thousands of computers that occasionally connect to the internet, C) is capable of detecting some kinds of threats to itself and mutating to avoid the threats. So, simply "turning off" a ...


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No. With a sufficiently advanced general AI, we can not generally assume that we can switch it off when it becomes dangerous dangerous. It seems that the electrical energy supply can always be switched off. While that is true on the physical level, it is not guaranteed to work in practice. The AI could cooperate with humans, which protect the AI from ...


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If the AI is static (heuristic and fixed), it will always pursue the stated goal. However, such a system would be "brittle", and either break or produce bad output if confronted with input not previously defined, or outside its model. If the AI evolves via learning, even where the goal is specific, its interpretation of that goal might change, and produce ...


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