Welcome to the Future AI Apocalypse Museum

“There’s so much good that this kind of technology can cause, so much suffering that it can prevent, and then there’s the aspect of how much destruction it can cause and how much can be lost in the process,” says Kim, who was employee from the beginning. of Google and has also worked at the United Nations and as an assistant to Paul Graham, co-founder of startup incubator Y Combinator. “I don’t think we have all the answers. We just have to be very charitable and give people the critical tools to think about this technology.”

The temporary exhibit is funded through May by an anonymous donor, but the space shows the influence of some tech founders and thinkers, from a context tweet on artificial intelligence and effective altruism by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moscovitch in the tub full of pasta near the exhibit’s entrance. The latter is a reference to the ideas of Holden Karnofsky, co-founder with Moskovitz of Open Philanthropy, which has funded OpenAI and other work on the future path of AI. Karnovsky argued that we live in what may be the most important century in human history, before the potential arrival of transformative artificial intelligence that he calls the Process for Automation of Scientific and Technological Advancement, or PASTA.

Efforts to predict the ultimate future of artificial intelligence have recently focused on ChatGPT and related technology, such as Microsoft’s new search interface, despite its well-documented limitations and still unclear value. Entrepreneurs betting on technology make bombastic claims about what their technology can do. Last week, OpenAI’s CEO published a blog post about how the company is “Designing for AGI.”

Shortly thereafter, the US Federal Trade Commission, an agency that protects against deceptive business practices, warned marketers against making false claims about what their technology can do. FTC attorney Michael Atleson wrote in his own blog post that “we are not yet living in the realm of science fiction where computers can generally make reliable predictions about human behavior.”

Many AI researchers believe that while AI generation systems like ChatGPT can be impressive, the technology doesn’t deserve to be credited with intelligence because the algorithm only repeats and mixes patterns from its training data.

In this regard, it is best to think of today’s narrow AI more like a calculator or toaster, not a sentient being. Some AI ethicists believe that attributing human characteristics, such as a sense of technology, can distract from discussions of other forms of harmful automation, such as surveillance technology exported by companies to democratic and authoritarian nations.

Kim says she was first introduced to machine learning as an early hire at self-driving startup Cruise, later acquired by General Motors. He began to think about how artificial intelligence working properly could eliminate a lot of unnecessary death and suffering – but also that if the technology didn’t work it could pose a huge risk to human lives.

In addition to showing AI art and art about AI, the Misalignment Museum plans to host screenings of films that explore the technology’s darker possibilities, such as The Terminator, Ex Machina, Herand Theater of Thoughta 2022 documentary about neuroscience and artificial intelligence directed by Herzog.

Kim says she finds it unlikely that AGI will kill most of humanity, despite the subject of her report, but that people should think about the effects of artificial intelligence that are already emerging, such as educators and literary editors trying to analyze the difference between human and AI generated text. or WIRED’s own discussions of how genetic AI could or should help journalists.

“AI is going to affect everyone, us, so for me it’s about how we get as many people as possible to start thinking about it and forming their own opinions,” says Kim. The Misalignment Museum is open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday. He plans to host guided tours for school groups to explore the exhibits and browse a library of reading materials about the opportunities and potential harms of artificial intelligence.

“I’m working on getting stairs so when the kids come in they can see the Spambots’ eyes,” says Kim.

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