AI leaders sound the alarm with a 22-word wake-up call

AI’s looming dangers have brought big-name researchers and CEOs to their keyboards, dashing out a concise 22-word wake-up call that urges humanity to grapple with AI risks at the same level as pandemics and nuclear war. The brief and intensely focused message urges us to take AI’s risks seriously: .stk-2326d92{padding-top:31px !important;padding-right:0px !important;padding-left:64px !important;top:-50px !important;left:-50px !important;position:absolute !important;opacity:0.2 !important}.stk-2326d92 .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child{height:84px !important;width:84px !important} .stk-606351b{box-shadow:none !important}.stk-606351b .stk-block-text__text{font-family:-apple-system,BlinkMacSystemFont,”Segoe UI”,Roboto,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif,”Apple Color Emoji”,”Segoe UI Emoji”,”Segoe UI Symbol” !important}“Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war.” .stk-b9454b0{height:21px !important} AI’s heavy hitters, including Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yoshua Bengio, all backed this statement. Notice anything missing here? What we’re missing here, as first noted by The Verge, is Yann LeCun’s signature – Meta’s (Facebook’s parent company) chief AI scientist. Tackling AI safety, the great debate still rolls on This development is part of an ongoing debate around AI safety. Remember that open letter demanding a six-month “pause” in AI development? Yeah, reactions were all over the place. Dan Hendrycks, executive director at the Center for AI Safety, thinks keeping it short and sweet is key. To him, less is more regarding a stark message – you can’t dilute what’s potent. With this warning, he aims to show the world that fringe worrywarts don’t just hold anxiety about AI; nope, it’s got legs, and it matters. AI is nowhere near perfection  Amidst all the squabbling and…AI leaders sound the alarm with a 22-word wake-up call

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