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This is going to be a list of holes I see in the basic argument for existential risk from superhuman AI systems.
To start, here’s an outline of what I take to be the basic case:
I. If superhuman AI systems are built, any given system is likely to be ‘goal-directed’
II. If goal-directed superhuman AI systems are built, their desired outcomes will probably be about as bad as an empty universe by human lights
III. If most goal-directed superhuman AI systems have bad goals, the future will very likely be bad
Narrated for the Effective Altruism Forum by TYPE III AUDIO.