Peter Thiel: what if advanced AI is responsible for justice?

Peter Thiel is dependably a source for fresh angles. Check out Peter’s guest lecture for Stanford Law’s Legal Technology course. I would be surprised if any other lectures gave serious thought to a distant future where advanced AI has primary responsibility for justice. I’ll highlight just one favorite quote:

There’s the AI joke that says that cars aren’t really autonomous until you order them to go to work and they go to the beach instead.

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  1. Seasons Greetings!

    Granted, it was a cheap Star Wars rip, but if anyone recalled “Buck Rogers In The 25th Century” on TV, the magistrates and judges were all artificial intelligence boxes because humans felt they’d get a fairer deal that way. Even in the highly regarded and serious original “When The Earth Stood Still”, Gort and other A.I. bots were given absolute deadly police powers over alien/human affairs and they were just fine with that — and so were most the audiences. So the concept of human-level+ AI being judge and jury isn’t totally new or untasted or unacceptable. To me it’s conceivable in an age where we are now entrusting cars that totally drive themselves to carry our families on fast busy interstates.

    James Greenidge
    Queens NY

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