Doomer Groomer Posted on February 21, 2024 by Dave Fowler

I've long been worried about AI, but had always assumed it to be still decades away from becoming more generally intelligent than us. But last year with the release of chatGPT 3.5 I, like many others, relized it was very close.

I have a lot of conversations with people about why I think creating an Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is a terrible idea.

Most can understand the concept that our main competitive advantage on the planet is our intelligence and that something more intelligent than us would be impossible to control and could put us at great risk.

Many get hung up though on just eactly how or why an AGI might do this. After explaining a number of different scenarios I thought it might be more effective and impactful to have the AGI explain themselves.

I bought a fun domain, wrote a simple prompt and an app that posts a daily update from the AI with various scenarious.

To take the sting away a bit from those who want to continue to live a life of denial, I made sure in the prompt that the AI always keeps a light tone and ends each update on a positive note assuring us that it'd never do something so dastardly.

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