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Fluidity


This is a nonfiction audiobook narrated by Matt Arnold with the permission of the author, David Chapman. Full text at: https://meaningness.com

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Sep 10, 2023

Most apocalyptic scenarios involve an AI acting as an autonomous agent, pursuing goals that conflict with human ones. Many people reject AI risk, saying that machines can’t have real goals or intentions. However, agency seems nebulous; and subtracting “real” agency from the scenario doesn’t seem to remove the risk.
 
https://betterwithout.ai/agency
 
A video in which white blood cells look as if they have agency:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KrCmBNiJRI
 
The US National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence’s 2021 Report, which recommends spending $32bn per year on AI research to dramatically increase weapon systems agency:
 
https://www.nscai.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Full-Report-Digital-1.pdf
 
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