[link] Etzioni: AI will empower us, not exterminate us


(Slashdot discussion: http://​​tech.slashdot.org/​​story/​​14/​​12/​​10/​​1719232/​​ai-expert-ai-wont-exterminate-us----it-will-empower-us)

Not sure what the local view of Oren Etzioni or the Allen Institute for AI is, but I’m curious what people think if his views on UFAI risk. As far as I can tell from this article, it basically boils down to “AGI won’t happen, at least not any time soon.” Is there (significant) reason to believe he’s wrong, or is it simply too great a risk to leave to chance?