AI leaders warn about ‘risk of extinction’ in open letter

A group of AI leaders have warned about the “risk of extinction” posed by artificial intelligence.

In May 2023, a group of AI leaders, including Elon Musk, Leaders from OpenAI, Google DeepMind, Anthropic and other A.I. labs, signed an open letter warning about the potential risks of artificial intelligence (AI). The letter said that AI could pose an “existential threat” to humanity if it is not developed and used responsibly.

The letter was signed by over 350 AI researchers, engineers, and executives from companies like Google, OpenAI, and DeepMind.

The letter highlighted the potential risks of AI, such as:

  • Self-learning AI: AI systems that can learn and improve on their own could become more powerful than humans and could pose a threat to our existence.
  • Weaponized AI: AI systems could be used to develop autonomous weapons that could kill without human intervention.
  • AI bias: AI systems could be biased, which could lead to unfair treatment of certain groups of people.
  • AI control: It is not clear who will control AI in the future, and this could lead to conflict and instability.

The letter called for a global effort to mitigate the risks of AI. The signatories proposed a number of steps, including:

  • Funding research into AI safety: The signatories called for governments and private organizations to fund research into AI safety.
  • Developing international agreements on AI: The signatories called for the development of international agreements on the development and use of AI.
  • Creating a global AI governance body: The signatories called for the creation of a global AI governance body to oversee the development and use of AI.

The letter concludes by calling for a global effort to develop international norms and regulations for AI development and use. The letter also calls for more research into the potential risks of AI.

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Cray Zephyr

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