‘A.I.s are much better at decision making’ – Ben Goertzel
Ben Goertzel discusses how A.I. can revolutionise modern society
We sat down at the Malta A.I. and Blockchain Summit with Ben Goertzel, founder and CEO of Singularity Net and chief scientist at Hanson Robotics, the company responsible for humanoid robot, Sophia.
Ben was clear that when properly configured A.I.s are arguably much better at decision making than human beings and that the benefits to our human value system could be huge.
“The complexity of modern society goes beyond the ability of any human being to comprehend or control, in this sense, A.I. could be much better at political and social decision making than human beings. “
He went on to say that he thought the government will evolve over the next few decades to incorporate A.I. value optimisation.
“Human beings will set the value systems and A.I.s will figure out how to optimise policy to achieve those specified values. Most nations on this planet are not very well configured to the value system of anyone at the moment, partly because of human greed and selfishness.”
Recognising the emergence of artificial superintelligence to be just around the corner, especially given the amount of research being poured into A.I. development at the moment, Ben believes the benefits will be huge and that this is the beginning of an A.I. revolution. ‘… We are going to usher in a new era where A.I.s and humans live together peacefully.’
“This is where I think blockchain can play a key role – providing a more decentralised, democratic, and participatory framework, where A.I. is guided by everyone who is putting data in it, using it etc. This can lead to a more beneficial transition to super intelligence,” he says.
Watch the interview in full below.