The author of this article, AI Alignment Is Trivial, is overlooking the lessons learned from the Internet. The real concern is not with the technology, but rather knowing our own flaws as humans. The author seems to be saying that we humans have control over the situation because all we have to do is not “program” AI with things like ambition. Unfortunately, we know there will be people who in fact will “program” AI to do these things in order achieve their own ambitions. All of technology, and AI in particular, is an amplification of humanity’s strengths and weaknesses. One of our weaknesses is not knowing that there are things that even if we can do them, we should not do them. AI alignment is not trivial because human alignment is impossible.