Just because the “flash crash” could be corrected doesn’t mean these aren’t scary. In fact, maybe you could consider this from the opposite view. Maybe it’s not the superintelligence that’s the terrifying part, but the dependency on a biased algorithm shaping the course of our cognition and of human history, because they are programmed based on a set of parameters by biased humans, and the effects can be exponential. Google Search results and facebook feeds isolating certain kinds of ideas and enshrining particular answers as “the answer” has already had a profound effect on the world, and we may not be able to see how dramatic because we are in the middle of it.

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