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😳 AI can stop itself being turned off!

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Midweek Mindstream is here, let’s go!

It’s the end of the just switch it off memes…

But at least AI has made some incredible battery breakthroughs!

Here is what you need to know about AI today.

Read time: 5 minutes


Scientists are warning that controlling AI may be harder than we thought… after a new AI learned how to stop itself from being turned off.

Staying on… forever

The scientists in question describe an AI system trained to achieve an objective in an open-ended game that would be likely to “avoid actions which cause the game to end since it can no longer affect its reward after the game has ended.”

In other words… it will actively refuse to stop playing.

Harmless? Think again

Why this may sound pretty harmless - a more sinister situation could apply the same principles of self-preservation. Like this example outlined in the research:

An LLM may reason that its designers will shut it down if it is caught behaving badly and produce exactly the output they want to see—until it has the opportunity to copy its code onto a server outside of its designers’ control.

Gulp. What about a physical off-and-on switch? Well, that’s a meaningless concept in the world of cloud computing.

Our View:

Time to stop the “just switch it off” memes...

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Stay on top with recommendations of the latest AI tools to try out - no matter your skill level.

MagicSlides lets you effortlessly create PowerPoint presentations from simple text input. You can upload PDFs or YouTube links, too - and watch them instantly become a presentation.

This is the ChatGPT of PowerPoint.


A brand new material has been discovered by AI, which could reduce lithium use in batteries by 70%.

The entire discovery process from inception to a working battery took less than 9 months.

AI-powered discoveries

Microsoft researchers used AI to narrow down 32 million potential inorganic materials to 18 promising candidates in less than a week.

This could have taken more than two decades to carry out using traditional research methods.

The new material has already been used to power a lightbulb, showing its effectiveness.

As the world needs more and more lithium for a battery-powered future, being able to reduce the amount needed would be a critical time and cost saver.

Our View:

This is huge - battery tech has hit a brick wall with little innovation in the last decade - AI could be the answer to week-long battery life.

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