The history of robotics and artificial intelligence in many ways is also the history of humanity’s attempts to control such technologies. From the Golem of Prague to the military robots of modernity, the debate continues as to what degree of independence such entities should have and how to make sure that they do not turn on us, its inventors. Numerous recent advancements in all aspects of research, development and deployment of intelligent systems are well publicized but safety and security issues related to AI are rarely addressed. This book is proposed to mitigate this fundamental problem. It is comprised of chapters from leading AI Safety researchers addressing different aspects of the AI control problem as it relates to the development of safe and secure artificial intelligence. The book is the first edited volume dedicated to addressing challenges of constructing safe and secure advanced machine intelligence.

The chapters vary in length and technical content from broad interest opinion essays to highly formalized algorithmic approaches to specific problems. All chapters are self-contained and could be read in any order or skipped without a loss of comprehension.

part I|2 pages

Concerns of Luminaries

chapter 1|18 pages

Why the Future Doesn't Need Us

chapter 3|9 pages

The Basic AI Drives

chapter 5|4 pages

Friendly Artificial Intelligence

The Physics Challenge

chapter 6|14 pages

MDL Intelligence Distillation

Exploring Strategies for Safe Access to Superintelligent Problem-Solving Capabilities

chapter 7|9 pages

The Value Learning Problem

chapter 9|14 pages

How Might AI Come About?

Different Approaches and Their Implications for Life in the Universe

chapter 10|18 pages

The MADCOM Future

How Artificial Intelligence Will Enhance Computational Propaganda, Reprogram Human Culture, and Threaten Democracy … and What can be Done About It

part II|1 pages

Responses of Scholars

chapter 13|7 pages

AI Safety

A First-Person Perspective

chapter 23|18 pages

Offensive Realism and the Insecure Structure of the International System

Artificial Intelligence and Global Hegemony

chapter 24|18 pages

Superintelligence and the Future of Governance

On Prioritizing the Control Problem at the End of History