DDE Posted May 12, 2022 Share Posted May 12, 2022 8 hours ago, cantab said: That incident recently with the Tesla being "summoned" and crashing into a multimillion dollar airplane made me think about AI. While it's true a human might make that mistake, I think most people would be more cautious driving around an airfield, because we know planes are expensive. The AIs we currently have are being "trained" on narrow tasks, they don't have the lived experience that a person does, and I wonder if that might limit AI in some respects. It's not that Tesla's AI didn't recognise an airplane, it's that it doesn't know what an airplane is. All it knows is that there's stuff it's allowed to drive towards and stuff it's not allowed to drive towards. Just what level of safety can such a narrow mind have? There have been other examples of the Tesla autopilot veering towards cyclists and stuff. To get an AI that can replace a human, might we not have to essentially raise it as a human? Is anyone attempting that? Would such an experiment even be considered ethical? A problem would immediately arise of collecting a sufficiently large dataset, and then thoroughly cleaning it. Anything short of going through it with a toothbrush can result in the AI developing a weird bias, either unintentionally or, worse, intentionally (e.g. poisoning the data to tech the AI to ram any vehicle with Pennsylvania plates), it would take a lot of testing to even identify that bias, and then you'd have to start the whole process all over. The problem seems that humans have a lot of built-in "brakes" that prevent us from doing something potentially harmful. We develop this over a huge period of time, and we're usually able to override impulses from an ill-trained neural net of our own. Whereas our AIs don't have that, and so, in the same place, if an AI decided it wanted a donut it plausibly could rob someone in the street for a donut if something clicked in its brain. Our AIs are sociopaths. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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