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Etch AI Into Silicon, Keep Doomsday Away.

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TLDR:

  • Researchers are exploring the idea of encoding rules governing AI algorithms directly into computer chips to limit their potential to cause harm.
  • Building limitations into chips like GPUs could prevent rogue nations or irresponsible companies from secretly developing dangerous AI.

Scientists are proposing coding rules into hardware to limit dangerous uses of artificial intelligence (AI). Chips already have trusted components to safeguard sensitive data, and the idea is to extend that into controlling AI too. This could occur via licensing where GPUs will only allow the use of a certain amount of computing power by authorised projects. The implementation of such controls would be logistically difficult and expensive and has seen resistance in the past from the technology industry.