A Tentative Typology of AI-Foom Scenarios

  • Near Term — Human-intelligence AI is possible in the near term, say 30 years.
  • No Competitive Apocalypse — A single system will be created first, and other groups will not have resources sufficient to quickly build another system with similar capabilities.
  • Unsafe AI — The I launched will not have a well-bounded and safe utility function, and will find something to maximize other than what humanity would like.

What’s (enough for) a “foom”?

Non-Foom AI X-Risk


AI Complexity and Intelligence Range

Intelligence vs. Range — Cases

Human Complexity and Manipulability


Why not try for Aumann Consensus instead?




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