"Artificial intelligence pioneer Geoffrey Hinton made headlines earlier this
year when he raised concerns about the capabilities of AI systems. Speaking to
CNN journalist Jake Tapper, Hinton said:
If it gets to be much smarter than us, it will be very good at manipulation
because it would have learned that from us. And there are very few examples
of a more intelligent thing being controlled by a less intelligent thing.
Anyone who has kept tabs on the latest AI offerings will know these systems are
prone to “hallucinating” (making things up) – a flaw that’s inherent in them
due to how they work.
Yet Hinton highlights the potential for manipulation as a particularly major
concern. This raises the question: can AI systems deceive
We argue a range of systems have already learned to do this – and the risks
range from fraud and election tampering, to us losing control over AI."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics