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Lifeboat Foundation launches Interactive Friendly AI


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Lifeboat Foundation launches Interactive Friendly AI.
 
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April 6, 2015 — Due to recent concerns about AI by Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Steve Wozniak, the Lifeboat Foundation has launched an Interactive Friendly AI project with a prototype available at https://lifeboat.com/ai.
 
Currently most Friendly AI research just produces papers and nothing to attract the public’s interest. Considering how much more money is being invested in nonfriendly AI than Friendly AI we think it would be worth putting some effort into Interactive Friendly AI so we could 1) get the public’s interest and hopefully encourage more Friendly AI interest/research 2) help develop algorithms that will be applicable to future Friendly AI efforts.
 
Our project has dual goals: 1) education, for making a chatbot aimed at clarifying what the risks and benefits of AI are, and discussing the various approaches to them and related considerations, dispelling misconceptions, etc. 2) beefing up the directedness and credibility of the actual research to actually make an AI friendly.
 
The Lifeboat Foundation welcomes everything from flowcharts detailing questions and answers that our AI should know, to hosting AI engines at lifeboat.com, to linking to AI engines elsewhere. (Our current AI is composed of one AI at lifeboat.com and one AI elsewhere.) Email [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation AI” if you wish to help in any way including providing feedback.
 
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About Lifeboat Foundation
 
The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI, as we move towards the Singularity.
 
Learn about the world’s first bitcoin endowment fund at https://lifeboat.com/ex/bitcoin.
 
Contacts:
 
Lifeboat Foundation News office
1638 Esmeralda Avenue
Minden, NV 89423, USA
+1 775-853-5212
[email protected]