New Paper: “Why We Need Friendly AI”

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Think journal pageA new paper by Luke Muehlhauser and Nick Bostrom, “Why We Need Friendly AI,” has been published in the latest issue of the Cambridge journal Think: Philosophy for Everyone.


Humans will not always be the most intelligent agents on Earth, the ones steering the future. What will happen to us when we no longer play that role, and how can we prepare for this transition?

This paper is copyrighted by Cambridge University Press, and is reproduced on MIRI’s website with permission. The paper appears in Volume 13, Issue 36.

  • robert moran

    Intense paper, profound implications. It almost seems that “something wicked this way comes” vis a vis AI is an apt notion about this revolutionary tech. I attended the Watson kickoff in NYC and listened to the chief scientist talking about the rapid learning curve of Watson, something pretty amazing without doubt. Obviously he is rightfully proud of what is happening but yours truly sensed his subtle unease while talking about his creation that’s beginning to outgrow the people who are building it.

    Great paper, thanks for posting it.