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Could AI wipe out humanity? | Most pressing problems

Could AI wipe out humanity? | Most pressing problems

Full article: This is our first time producing this kind of video, so we’d really love to hear your feedback! Tell us what you thought of the video here: Or, if you’d like to read more on our research into the world’s most pressing problems and how you can use your career to solve them, find our website at *CHAPTERS* 0:00 Introduction 0:46 Existential risk from AI 02:45 AI systems are “black boxes” 03:26 AI systems might develop secondary goals 05:31 How could an AI disempower humanity? 06:13 Maybe it’ll be fine 06:51 Misuse of AI 07:18 The future is uncertain 08:16 Solutions 09:09 Conclusion *CREDITS* Written and Directed by Phoebe Brooks Narrator - Luisa Rodriguez Director of Photography - Jack Worrall Production Designer - Anna Shearing Camera Assistant - Ciaron Craig Gaffer - Alex Cullen Executive Producer - Bella Forristal With thanks to Benjamin Hilton, Arden ​​Koehler, Kempe Gay-Brydges, Nik Mastroddi, Cody Fenwick, Matt Reardon, and Lauren Kuhns. *OUR RESEARCH* Preventing an AI-related catastrophe: AI safety technical research: AI governance and coordination: And all our articles and podcasts on AI: Our research principles: *BIBLIOGRAPHY* Hilton (2022) Stein-Perlman et al. (2022) Centre for AI Safety (2023) Bergal & Beckstead (2021) Carlsmith (2022) Russell (2020) Turner et al. (2019) Russell (2019) O’Brien & Nelson (2020) Garfinkel (2021) Cotra (2020) Deeks et al. (2019) Minardi (2020) Webb (2023) Winick (2018) Dafoe (2018) Robins-Early (2023) Karnofsky (2021) International Data Corporation (2021) Hilton (2023) Fenwick (2023)


Book Recommendations

The Life You Can Save - Book by Peter Singer
Famine, Affluence and Morality
Ther Precipice - Book by Toby Ord
Doing Good Better - Book by William MacAskill
What We Owe the Future
Strangers Drowning
The Scout Mindset
Animal Liberation
Superintelligence - Book by Nick Bostrom


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EA Forum

EA Forum is the centre of online discussion on effective altruism.



GiveWell searches for the charities that save or improve lives the most per dollar.


80,000 Hours

You career is a your biggest opportunity to make a difference. Learn about 80,000 hours key idea here.

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Charity Entrepreneurship

Charity Entrepreneurship is dedicated to launching high-impact non-profits by connecting entrepreneurs with effective ideas, training & funding.


EA Hub

A global directory for effective altruists to connect. 


Animal Charity Evaluators

ACE is a nonprofit dedicated to finding & promoting the most effective ways to help animals. 


80000 hours Podcast

In-depth conversations about the world’s most pressing problems and what you can do to solve them.

Vox Future Perfect podcast

Future Perfect explores provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. We tackle big questions about the most effective ways to save lives, fight global warming, and end world poverty to create a more perfect future.

The Sentience Institute podcast

Sentience Institute researcher Jamie Harris interview advocates, social scientists, entrepreneurs and change-makers about the most effective strategies to expand humanity’s moral circle, with an emphasis on expanding the circle to farmed animals.

Future of Life Institute podcast

FLI’s Lucas Perry in conversation with prominent researchers, policy experts, philosophers, and other influential thinkers of all kinds.

FLI also hosts podcasts on AI alignment & climate change.

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