Ben Goertzel worries about corporations and prepares popcorn March 18, 2012Posted by Summerspeaker in Technocracy, Technology, The Singularity, Transhumanism.
One might expect large corporations to push hard for some variety of “AI Nanny” type scenario, in which truly radical change would be forestalled and their own existence persisted, as part of the AI Nanny’s global bureaucratic infrastructure. M&A with the AI Nanny may be seen as preferable to the utter uncertainty of Singularity.
The details are hard to foresee, but the interplay between individuals and corporations as Singularity approaches should be fascinating to watch.
While this insight strikes me as rather obvious and I can’t support the characterization of Accelerando as “wonderful,” it’s nice to see someone with Goertzel’s clout raising the issue. I figure governments and corporations alike will seek to bottle of the genie of superintelligence. Expect very bad things if they succeed.