Policy paper: Artificial intelligence

This policy paper is out of date and does not necessarily represent our current views. Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities and Risks Executive Summary of the Policy paper of the Effective Altruism Foundation (December 2015) Artificial intelligence (AI) and increasingly complex algorithms currently influence our lives and our civilization more than ever before. The areas of AI application are diverse and the possibilities far-reaching, and thanks to recent improvements in computer hardware, certain AI algorithms already surpass the capacities of today‚Äôs human experts. As AI capacity improves, its field of application will continue to grow. In concrete terms, it is likely that the relevant algorithms will start optimizing themselves to an ever greater degree and may one day attain superhuman levels of … Continue reading Policy paper: Artificial intelligence