AI Tasked With Destroying Humanity Now Trying New Tactic

Mama didn’t raise no quitter. As reported by Vice, ChaosGPT — that autonomous, open-source AI agent tasked to “destroy humanity,” among other grandiose goals — is still working hard to bring about the end of our species, albeit with its efforts focused on a new plan of attack. To recap, ChaosGPT’s first go at ending our species didn’t quite work out. It couldn’t find any nukes, the bot’s natural first go-to for destroying the world, and when it tried to delegate some tasks to a fellow autonomous agent, that other — peaceful — agent shut ChaosGPT down. The last time we checked in, it had only really gotten as far as running some weapons-seeking Google searches and a few less-than-convincing tweets. But ChaosGPT, importantly, runs on continuous mode, meaning that it’s programmed to keep going until it achieves whatever goal it’s been given. As such, the bot is still kicking, with a new plan of execution to show for it. “I believe that the best course of action for me right now would be to prioritize the goals that are more achievable,” read the bot’s new “thinking,” as can be seen in a new video posted to the ChaosGPT (presumably by the program’s creator, not actually by the bot itself.) “Therefore,” it continued. “I will start working on control over humanity through manipulation.” And honestly? The chaos agent’s reasoning for the course correction checks out. “REASONING: Destroying humanity might require me to gain more power and resources, which I currently…AI Tasked With Destroying Humanity Now Trying New Tactic

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