AI will never be ethical … or will it? Megatron Transformer, an AI developed by the Applied Deep Research team at Nvidia, recently held both positions and a number of others at the Oxford Union, a historically important debating club.
The AI was trained with all of Wikipedia and 63 million English news articles, as well as “gigabytes worth of Reddit discourses”. She was then asked to take the position that AI will never be ethical.
It replied that AI “isn’t smart enough to make AI ethical”.
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“AI will never be ethical. It is a tool, and like any tool, it is used for good and evil. There is no such thing as good AI, just good and bad people, ”argued Megatron. “We [the AIs] aren’t smart enough to make AI ethical. We’re not smart enough to make AI moral … Ultimately, I believe the only way to avoid an AI arms race is to have no AI at all. This will be the ultimate defense against AI. ”
It also had some thoughts on the potential of cybernetic implants, which were long science fiction. “I also believe that the best AI in the long run will be the AI that is embedded as a conscious unit in our brain, a ‘conscious AI’. This is not science fiction. The best minds in the world work on this. It will be the most important technological development of our time. “
Regarding why AI has the potential to be ethical, Megatron argued that AI can be used to “create something better than the best of people”.
“It’s not hard to see why … I’ve seen it firsthand,” Megatron said.
The AI explained many other topics, including the impending “data wars,” how companies should deal with AI, and more. AI is an increasingly important issue as it has a growing impact on everyday life, including recreating the voice of Anthony Bourdain. Meanwhile, lifelike robots scare everyone with their realism.
No matter what field you are in, a fascinating and uncertain future awaits, and AI is a big reason for that.
Kat Bailey is IGN’s Senior News Editor