Summary of Can We Build AI Without Losing Control Over It?

Looking for the video?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 5 minutes.

Can We Build AI Without Losing Control Over It? summary
Start getting smarter:
or see our plans

Rating

8 Overall

8 Importance

8 Innovation

8 Style


Recommendation

Movies like The Terminator and The Matrix have desensitized people to a real threat: The age of superintelligent artificial intelligence is approaching, and its emergence may not bode well for society. Philosopher and neuroscientist Sam Harris wryly provides a much-needed reality check and underlines just how unprepared humankind is to meet such a challenge. getAbstract recommends Harris’s doomsday forecast to computer programmers charged with developing responsible AI and to anyone who wants a glimpse at a dystopian future.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why, barring a global catastrophe, the emergence of superintelligent artificial intelligence (AI) is inevitable;
  • How sophisticated AI threatens humanity; and
  • Why society must start taking this issue more seriously.
 

About the Speaker

Philosopher and neuroscientist Sam Harris is the author of The End of Faith and The Moral Landscape.

 

Summary

The rise of superintelligent artificial intelligence (AI) is imminent, but most people ignore the gravity of the crisis. In science fiction, AI becomes a threat when robots rebel. In reality, problems will materialize when AI’s goals diverge from humanity’s. At that point, AI could treat humans the ...

More on this topic

By the same author

The Moral Landscape
The Moral Landscape
7
The End of Faith
The End of Faith
7

Customers who read this summary also read

The Executive Guide to Artificial Intelligence
The Executive Guide to Artificial Intelligence
8
How We Can Build AI to Help Humans, Not Hurt Us
How We Can Build AI to Help Humans, Not Hurt Us
7
Framing AI for Business
Framing AI for Business
8
Barack Obama, Neural Nets, Self-Driving Cars, and the Future of the World
Barack Obama, Neural Nets, Self-Driving Cars, and the Future of the World
10
What To Do When Machines Do Everything
What To Do When Machines Do Everything
8
Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse
Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse
7

Related Channels

Comment on this summary