Exploring the Concept of Instrumental Convergence: The Paperclip Maximizer

The Paperclip Maximizer
Paperclip Maximizer, an example of artificially intelligent software that is run amok and tries to do a job. It could be trying to convert the entire universe into paperclips. It’s also a good example of Instrumental Convergence – where two entities that have wildly different goals could end up behaving very similarly. We’ll look at this concept today to prepare ourselves for the future of automation and machine intelligence.

Visit our Website: http://www.isaacarthur.net.
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IsaacArthur.
SFIA Merchandise available: https://www.signil.com/sfia/

Social Media
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1583992725237264/
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/IsaacArthur/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Isaac_A_Arthur on Twitter and RT our future content.
SFIA Discord Server: https://discord.gg/53GAShE

Listen or Download the audio of this episode from Soundcloud: Episode’s Audio-only version: https://soundcloud.com/isaac-arthur-148927746/the-paperclip-maximizer.
Episode’s Narration-only version: https://soundcloud.com/isaac-arthur-148927746/the-paperclip-…ation-only.

The Paperclip Maximizer.
Episode 201a of Season 5 E36a.

Written by:
Isaac Arthur
Mark Warburton