Regulating AI Research
In one of the most bizarre turns, it seems certain vested interests, propped by the ultra-religious, want to regulate AI research. Quoting Julian: https://togelius.blogspot.com/2023/11/ai-safety-regulation-threatens-our.html
I don’t know how you feel about this. I think this prospect is absolutely horrible. I think it is worth sacrificing almost anything to avoid this future, which would make Stasi and Big Brother blush. Luckily, in my estimate we don’t need to sacrifice anything, because there is no credible existential threat from AI. It is all figments of the hyperactive imaginations of some people, boosted by certain corporations who develop AI models and stand to win from regulating away their competition.
Or, from Yann LeCun:
An article about my vociferous support of open source AI platforms.— Yann LeCun (@ylecun) November 1, 2023
Demis Hassabis, Dario Amodei, and Sam Altman (among others) have scared governments about what they claim are risks of AI-fueled catastrophes.
I know that Demis, at least, is sincere in his claims, but I think…