Event Title

Why Ain't You Rich?: Why Our Current Understanding of "Rational Choice" Isn't Good Enough for Superintelligence

Streaming Media

Infographic

Description

The fate of humanity could one day depend upon the choices of a superintelligent AI. Philosophers have long attempted to define what it means to make rational decisions, but in the context of machine intelligence, these theories turn out to have undesirable consequences. Can we find a formal theory of 'rationality' that we would want a superintelligence to use?

Location

Fowler Hall

Start Date

9-18-2014 3:00 PM

DOI

10.5703/1288284315969

 
Sep 18th, 3:00 PM

Why Ain't You Rich?: Why Our Current Understanding of "Rational Choice" Isn't Good Enough for Superintelligence

Fowler Hall

The fate of humanity could one day depend upon the choices of a superintelligent AI. Philosophers have long attempted to define what it means to make rational decisions, but in the context of machine intelligence, these theories turn out to have undesirable consequences. Can we find a formal theory of 'rationality' that we would want a superintelligence to use?