Mar 27, 2023

The Paperclip Maximizer

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

A Paperclip Maximizer is an example of artificial intelligence run amok performing a job, potentially seeking to turn all the Universe into paperclips. But it’s also an example of a concept called Instrumental Convergence, where two entities with wildly different ultimate goals might end up acting very much alike. This concept is very important to preparing ourselves for future automation and machine minds, and we’ll explore that today.

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The Paperclip Maximizer.
Episode 201a, Season 5 E36a.

Written by:
Isaac Arthur.
Mark Warburton.

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