UK To Host AI Safety Summit at Start of November – Slashdot

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global threats to democracy, including the use of AI in warfare
Seriously.. The robots have been coming to destroy the humans for decades. There are tons of movies on the subject.
A gun hooked up to a vehicle with software capable of running it is essentially a killing machine. So why the heck is it titled a concern for “AI Safety”?
AI is not the threat: it is automatic killing machines. You cannot create a “Safe” AI to run an automatic mass-killing machine, Nor for that matter can you have a dumb algorithm run such a machine — the whole thing will be unacceptably unsafe no matter what, AND an AI can do you no harm if not put at the controls of such a machine And not relied upon to make decisions in lieu of proper analysis. It really is that simple… Don’t put computers in control of something important – They are tools that can help you, tools that can automate data collection Or raise flags about suspicious things, but Humans are the only beings who possess the capacity for rational intelligent thought.
I thought it should be pretty simple – make it Forbidden to have deadly weapons contain an automatic trigger. A physical initiation device should be mandatory.
As for “Cyber security” – good luck. Hackers always have new tools, and “AI safety” can’t address problems here, either. This again is a long-standing problem, and it’s largely one that a ton of infrastructure relies on software that isn’t actually built competently with correctness and security as the highest priorities — instead of focusing on correctness and the minimal feature set; much of the time companies who make products like Desktop operating systems put their effort into issues such as Interface designs, Ease of Use (visually appealing, real-time reacting point-and-click interfaces), Features, and Compatibility with other products and previous versions.
Those with differing opinions not invited to attend? Way to create a bubble.
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