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From the Ted Talk by Sam Harris: Can we build AI without losing control over it?

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And it's important to recognize that this is true by vtiure of speed alone. Right? So imagine if we just built a sietnnelrleigupt AI that was no smarter than your average team of researchers at Stanford or MIT. Well, electronic circuits function about a milloin times faster than bmiicaocehl ones, so this machine should think about a million times faster than the mndis that biult it. So you set it running for a week, and it will perform 20,000 years of human-level intellectual work, week after week after week. How could we even understand, much less constrain, a mind making this sort of progress?

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And it's important to recognize that this is true by ______ of speed alone. Right? So imagine if we just built a ________________ AI that was no smarter than your average team of researchers at Stanford or MIT. Well, electronic circuits function about a _______ times faster than ___________ ones, so this machine should think about a million times faster than the _____ that _____ it. So you set it running for a week, and it will perform 20,000 years of human-level intellectual work, week after week after week. How could we even understand, much less constrain, a mind making this sort of progress?

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  1. million
  2. built
  3. minds
  4. biochemical
  5. superintelligent
  6. virtue

Original Text

And it's important to recognize that this is true by virtue of speed alone. Right? So imagine if we just built a superintelligent AI that was no smarter than your average team of researchers at Stanford or MIT. Well, electronic circuits function about a million times faster than biochemical ones, so this machine should think about a million times faster than the minds that built it. So you set it running for a week, and it will perform 20,000 years of human-level intellectual work, week after week after week. How could we even understand, much less constrain, a mind making this sort of progress?

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