Is it possible to block an AI from doing certain things on the internet?

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Is it possible to block an AI from doing certain things on the internet/accessing things on the internet - like some child lock type thing?

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Once an AGI has access to the internet it would be very challenging to meaningfully restrict it from doing things online which it wants to. There are too many options to bypass blocks we may put in place.

It may be possible to design it so that it does not want to do dangerous things in the first place, or perhaps to set up tripwires so that we notice that it’s trying to do a dangerous thing, though that relies on it not noticing or bypassing the tripwire so should not be the only layer of security.

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Asked by: Sophiaaa
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Date: 2021/05/29

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