Artificial Intelligence Threatens Extinction, Experts Say In New Warning

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    OpenAI's CEO Sam Altman, the founder of ChatGPT and creator of OpenAI speaks at University College London, as part of his world tour of speaking engagements in London, Wednesday, May 24, 2023. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    LONDON (AP) — Scientists and tech industry leaders issued a new warning Tuesday about the perils that artificial intelligence poses to humankind.

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    “Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war,” said the statement posted online.

    Sam Altman, CEO of ChatGPT maker OpenAI, and Geoffrey Hinton, a computer scientist known as the godfather of artificial intelligence, were among the hundreds of leading figures who signed the statement, which was posted on the Center for AI Safety’s website.

    Worries about artificial intelligence systems outsmarting humans and running wild have intensified with the rise of a new generation of highly capable AI chatbots such as ChatGPT.

    More than 1,000 researchers and technologists, including Elon Musk, signed a letter earlier this year calling for a six-month pause on AI development because, they said, it poses “profound risks to society and humanity.”

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


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    Holy Moe
    Holy Moe
    1 year ago

    So dumb.
    What is to stop China, North Korea, or even Iran.
    They will just be ahead of the rest of the world.

    D. B. Cooper
    D. B. Cooper
    1 year ago

    People have been warning us about the dangers of unrestrained technological development for at least 200 years (since the Industrial Revolution). People are just waking up now??!!

    Artificial Stupidity
    Artificial Stupidity
    1 year ago

    Sounds more like artificial stupidity.

    The Guardian of Forever
    The Guardian of Forever
    1 year ago

    No more watching “Terminator” right before bedtime.

    Charlie Hall
    Charlie Hall
    1 year ago

    Just pull the plug.