Max Tegmark is a professor of physics at MIT. He’s also the president of the somewhat sinister sounding Future of Life Institute, the group that authored the letter asking for a six-month pause on the development of advanced artificial intelligence. You know, to preserve the future of humanity.
What Needs Sorting?
It’s easy to get carried away with the potential of AI to improve our lives. But it’s crucial to ensure that AI fulfills our human objectives, and that requires time to address complex technical issues. Verification, validation, security, and control are key areas we need to work on to prevent potential disasters such as an uncontrolled arms race. Learn more in our latest Instaread.