Gwern’s “Why Tool AIs Want to Be Agent AIs: The Power of Agency”

Link post

I some­how hadn’t read this post un­til now, so I am post­ing this here in case I am not the only one (and I wasn’t able to find a pre­vi­ous linkpost for it). Rele­vant to rel­a­tively re­cent dis­cus­sion on AI-as-a-ser­vice, but also just good as a broad refer­ence.