AI poses ‘threat of extinction’ alongside nuclear war and pandemic, tech leaders warn

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AI poses ‘threat of extinction’ alongside nuclear war and pandemic, tech leaders warn

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and “AI Godfather” Geoffrey Hinton are among hundreds of tech experts who are warning of the threat AI poses to humanity.

Scientists and tech industry leaders have issued a new warning about the potential threats artificial intelligence (AI) poses to mankind.

“Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority, along with other societal-level risks such as pandemics and nuclear war,” he said in a brief statement on the Center for AI Safety’s website.

Geoffrey Hinton, a computer scientist known as the “godfather of AI” who quit his job at Google last month to voice his concerns about the uncontrolled development of new AI tools, is one of hundreds Were. among the signatories,

so were Sam AltmanCEO of ChatGPT creator OpenAI, Demis Hassabis, CEO of Google DeepMind, and Dario Amodei, CEO of Anthropic.

With the rise of a new generation of highly capable AI chatbots, there has been growing concern about AI systems outpacing humans and running wild. chatgpt,

More than 1,000 researchers and technologists, including Elon Musk, signed a letter earlier this year. six month break on AI development, arguing that there is a “profound risk to society and humanity”.

Concerns include AI’s potential to dramatically boost the spread of misinformation online, whether it will completely put humans out of their jobs, and whether any government is allowed to dominate its neighbors or its own citizens. Will be able to stop using AI technology for this.

Countries around the world are scrambling to come up with regulations for the developing technology, with the European Union expected to ratify it later this year with its AI Act.

in February, OpenAI’s Altman Said the world may not be too far away from “potentially scary” AI tools, and that regulation will be important but will take time to figure out.

Last week, however, he said his company may consider leaving Europe if it cannot comply with its new AI rules.

“The current draft of the EU AI Act would be over-regulating, but we hear it is being pulled back,” he said. told Reuters. “They’re still talking about it.”

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