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The dark side of competition in AI | Liv Boeree

Dec 8, 2023
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Poker champion and science communicator Liv Boeree discusses the dark side of competition in AI. She explores how competition in the news media has led to the prioritization of fear-inducing stories and the implications of unhealthy competition in the AI industry. Boeree emphasizes the need for AI leaders to address risks and change the game through smart regulation and responsible scaling policies.
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  • Competition in the AI industry can lead to sacrificing safety testing and disregarding expert warnings.
  • Competition in social and news media often results in compromising values for short-term gain.

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Unhealthy competition in AI industry

Competition in the AI industry can lead to detrimental outcomes if not managed properly. The speaker highlights how the race for AI advancements can lead to sacrificing important factors like safety testing. The pressure to keep up with competitors can push companies to take reckless risks, disregarding the warnings of experts. Additionally, short-term incentives driven by investor satisfaction may conflict with the long-term goal of ensuring safe and responsible AI development.

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