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Should we be worried about the dangerous potential of artificial intelligence?

Sort of, says Max Tegmark, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tegmark is a co-founder of the Future of Life Institute, a Boston-based research organization that studies global catastrophic risk, with an especial focus on AI. He’s also the author of Life 3.0, which is out today. Life 3.0 outlines the current state of AI safety research and the questions we’ll need to answer as a society if we want the technology to be used for good.

Tegmark doesn’t believe that doomsaying Terminator scenarios are inevitable, but he doesn’t think that we’re doing enough thinking about artificial intelligence either. And he’s not the only one who’s…

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