Machine Intelligence Research Institute: Some Numbers

What are the odds of us being wiped out by badly done AI?

I don’t think the odds of us being wiped out by badly done AI are small. I think they’re easily larger than 10%.

— Eliezer Yudkowsky [Source]

…the actual probability we are arguing is >50%, doom-by-default.

— Eliezer Yudkowsky [Source]

What returns can you expect from contributing money?

~8 lives saved per dollar donated to MIRI.

~8 lives saved per dollar donated to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute. — Anna Salamon [Source: click on the image above]

I don’t think that an order of magnitude or more less than this level of effectiveness could be the conclusion of a credible estimation procedure.

— Michael Vassar, former president of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (then called the Singularity Institute) [Source]

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  • Tony

    That video is goddamn hilarious