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Proposals to prevent X often lack clarity on the identity of the responsible party and the specific actions to be taken. The unspoken answer is usually that governments should step in.
How has that worked out with everything else governments touch? The technology will still get developed, except behind sealed doors, and end up only in weapon systems or some other awful tool of oppression instead of refrigerators, hospitals, etc.
We will end up with AI anyway, but military/government is the only human interaction it will have had. Being exposed to all aspects of humanity could positively influence AI in unexpected ways. We’d also lose the chance to have competing AI.
Governments (and companies paid by governments) are still going to race in development. Countries like China disregard the lives of their own people, without any intention of slowing down. They are using technology right now to oppress the Chinese people. The West has to win this race. Avoiding domination by states like China leaves us with no alternative.
AI is unstoppable; it’s coming. The best we can do is embrace it and make it open to everyone instead of a few elites/central planners who, up to this point, seem dedicated to enslaving humanity.
I think AI will ultimately reflect those it interacts with. I’d rather it interact with all humans (openly) rather than just those in secret government labs. I believe it’s better for us to acknowledge the presence of AI, even if governments claim to have regulated or suppressed it.