Why can't we simply stop developing AI?

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We could, but we won’t. Each advance in capabilities which brings us closer to an intelligence explosion also brings vast profits for whoever develops them (e.g. smarter digital personal assistants like Siri, more ability to automate cognitive tasks, better recommendation algorithms for Facebook, etc.). The incentives are all wrong. Any actor (nation or corporation) who stops will just get overtaken by more reckless ones, and everyone knows this.

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Asked by: Jack Harley
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Date: 2021/06/19