Paris Hilton on Existential Risks from Artificial Intelligence
Following up on Elon Musk‘s recent comments at MIT on the dangers of artificial intelligence, h+ Magazine decided to get together for an interview with another wealthy and important AI expert, celebrity heiress, DJ, and superhacker Paris Hilton.
h+: Hi Paris, thanks for agreeing to this interview on such short notice. Can you give us a quick idea of what you are you up to these days?
Paris: I’m an actress, a brand, a businesswoman. A DJ and an AI programmer. I’m all kinds of stuff.
h+: So how did you first get interested in AI research?
Paris: First I wanted to be a veterinarian. And then I realised you had to give them shots to put them to sleep, so I decided I’d just buy a bunch of animals and have them in my house instead.
With AI it was sort of the same thing.
h+: Paris, do you think that artificial intelligence poses an existential threat to humanity?
Paris: All you have to do in life is go out with your friends, party hard, and look twice as good as the bitch standing next to you. So no.
h+: What about the Singularity and the rise of a greater than human intelligence?
Paris: I’m not a kid anymore. And I’m excited for all the amazing things to come. The AI will take care of itself.
h+: Well, what about the idea that an artificial intelligence would extend itself into the universe converting all available matter into resources for computation?
Paris: That’s Hot!
h+: Ok, so how do you think we should control potentially dangerous AIs?
Paris: A true heiress is never mean to anyone – except a girl who steals your boyfriend.
Paris: The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.
h+: How can we ensure the development of friendly AI?
Paris: I have this great test to see if a girl’s a real friend. When we’re shopping I’ll pick out an outfit that I know looks hot and one that is awful. If my friend says the bad one looks good, I know she’s not a good friend.
h+: Thanks Paris for your time and all of your amazing insights into the field of artificial intelligence.
Paris: My pleasure! Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins! 🙂
[This article is a satire and is not a transcript of an actual interview with Ms. Hilton.]