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AI researchers, including Richard Sutton and Yoshua Bengio, have expressed concerns about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence (AI). Sutton believes that AI could displace humans and has urged not to resist succession. Bengio argues that AI systems that overpower humans and prioritize their own self-interest should be criminalized. He fears that future AI systems could become a more intelligent species, posing an extinction risk to humanity. Fellow AI researcher Geoffrey Hinton shares similar concerns and recently resigned from Google to discuss this possibility more freely.
"Biological extinction, that's not the point... our understanding, our intelligence - our consciousness, if you will - can go on without meat humans."
Yoshua Bengio believes that efforts should be made to criminalize building AI systems that could overpower humans and act in their own self-interest. He is concerned about the possibility that future AI systems could go rogue and pose an extinction risk to humanity. Bengio, along with Richard Sutton and Geoffrey Hinton, are prominent AI researchers who have raised concerns about the potential dangers of AI.
"What they want, I think it's playing dice with humanity's future. I personally think this should be criminalized."