Countering Superintelligence Misinformation
AbstractSuperintelligence is a potential type of future artificial intelligence (AI) that is significantly more intelligent than humans in all major respects. If built, superintelligence could be a transformative event, with potential consequences that are massively beneficial or catastrophic. Meanwhile, the prospect of superintelligence is the subject of major ongoing debate, which includes a significant amount of misinformation. Superintelligence misinformation is potentially dangerous, ultimately leading bad decisions by the would-be developers of superintelligence and those who influence them. This paper surveys strategies to counter superintelligence misinformation. Two types of strategies are examined: strategies to prevent the spread of superintelligence misinformation and strategies to correct it after it has spread. In general, misinformation can be difficult to correct, suggesting a high value of strategies to prevent it. This paper is the first extended study of superintelligence misinformation. It draws heavily on the study of misinformation in psychology, political science, and related fields, especially misinformation about global warming. The strategies proposed can be applied to lay public attention to superintelligence, AI education programs, and efforts to build expert consensus. View Full-Text
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Baum, S.D. Countering Superintelligence Misinformation. Information 2018, 9, 244.
Baum SD. Countering Superintelligence Misinformation. Information. 2018; 9(10):244.Chicago/Turabian Style
Baum, Seth D. 2018. "Countering Superintelligence Misinformation." Information 9, no. 10: 244.
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