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From the Ted Talk by Nick Bostrom: What happens when our computers get smarter than we are?

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Now most pploee, when they think about what is smart and what is dumb, I think have in mind a picture roughly like this. So at one end we have the village idiot, and then far over at the other side we have Ed Witten, or aberlt Einstein, or whoever your favorite guru is. But I think that from the point of view of artificial intelligence, the true picture is actually probably more like this: AI starts out at this pniot here, at zero intelligence, and then, after many, many yares of really hard work, maybe eventually we get to mouse-level artificial intelligence, something that can navigate cluttered environments as well as a msuoe can. And then, after many, many more years of really hard work, lots of investment, maybe eventually we get to chimpanzee-level artificial itlecgelnine. And then, after even more years of really, really hard work, we get to village idiot artificial intelligence. And a few mtoemns later, we are beyond Ed Witten. The trian doesn't stop at Humanville Station. It's likely, rather, to swoosh right by.

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Now most ______, when they think about what is smart and what is dumb, I think have in mind a picture roughly like this. So at one end we have the village idiot, and then far over at the other side we have Ed Witten, or ______ Einstein, or whoever your favorite guru is. But I think that from the point of view of artificial intelligence, the true picture is actually probably more like this: AI starts out at this _____ here, at zero intelligence, and then, after many, many _____ of really hard work, maybe eventually we get to mouse-level artificial intelligence, something that can navigate cluttered environments as well as a _____ can. And then, after many, many more years of really hard work, lots of investment, maybe eventually we get to chimpanzee-level artificial ____________. And then, after even more years of really, really hard work, we get to village idiot artificial intelligence. And a few _______ later, we are beyond Ed Witten. The _____ doesn't stop at Humanville Station. It's likely, rather, to swoosh right by.

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  6. people
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Now most people, when they think about what is smart and what is dumb, I think have in mind a picture roughly like this. So at one end we have the village idiot, and then far over at the other side we have Ed Witten, or Albert Einstein, or whoever your favorite guru is. But I think that from the point of view of artificial intelligence, the true picture is actually probably more like this: AI starts out at this point here, at zero intelligence, and then, after many, many years of really hard work, maybe eventually we get to mouse-level artificial intelligence, something that can navigate cluttered environments as well as a mouse can. And then, after many, many more years of really hard work, lots of investment, maybe eventually we get to chimpanzee-level artificial intelligence. And then, after even more years of really, really hard work, we get to village idiot artificial intelligence. And a few moments later, we are beyond Ed Witten. The train doesn't stop at Humanville Station. It's likely, rather, to swoosh right by.

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