AI Expert: "I Think We're All Going to Die"

Good As Dead There’s no shortage of AI doomsday scenarios to go around, so here’s another AI expert who pretty bluntly forecasts that the technology will spell the death of us all, as reported by Bloomberg. This time, it’s not a so-called godfather of AI sounding the alarm bell — or that other AI godfather (is there a committee that decides these things?) — but a controversial AI theorist and provocateur known as Eliezer Yudkowsky, who has previously called for bombing machine learning data centers. So, pretty in character. “I think we’re not ready, I think we don’t know what we’re doing, and I think we’re all going to die,” Yudkowsky said on an episode of the Bloomberg series “AI IRL.” Completely Clueless Some beliefs of AI-apocalypse are more ridiculous than others, but Yudkowsky, at the very least, has seriously maintained them for decades. And recently, his AI doom-mongering has become more in fashion as the industry has advanced at a breakneck pace, making guilt-stricken Oppenheimers out of the prominent computer scientists who paved the way. To add to the general atmosphere of gloom, these fears — though usually less radically — have been echoed by leaders and experts in the AI industry, many of whom supported a temporary moratorium on advancing the technology past the capabilities of GPT-4, the large language model that powers OpenAI’s ChatGPT. In fact, that model is one of Yudkowsky’s chief concerns. “The state of affairs is that we approximately have no idea what’s going…AI Expert: "I Think We're All Going to Die"

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