Will Superintelligence Take Over?

A Critical Reflection on the Apparent and Actual Dangers of Artificial Intelligence

In: Artificial Intelligence
Author: Kilian Karger

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Abstract

The successes of self-learning AI systems lead to highly speculative but very influential theories involving the concept of superintelligence. The following text will illustrate what is meant by the concept of superintelligence, which prerequisites and conditions are connected with it and to what extent these are realizable. On this basis, it will be critically reflected to what extent such an understanding of artificial intelligence challenges our human self-conception and whether the dangers in the use of AI predicted by advocates of the super-intelligence hypothesis are actually the most pressing questions in dealing with this versatile and promising technology.

Artificial Intelligence

Reflections in Philosophy, Theology, and the Social Sciences