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Can We Program Safe AI?

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By Steve Omohundro

Tomorrow’s software will compute with meaning rather than just bits, and will be much more autonomous. But a thought experiment with a chess robot shows that we will also need to carefully include human values.

Technology is rapidly advancing. Moore’s law (see p.11) says that the number of transistors on a chip doubles every two years. It has held since it was proposed in 1965 and extended back to 1900 when older computing technologies are included.