Scientists warn about AI risks. Tech leaders do not disagree

Recent statements from scientists have raised concerns about the potential risks associated with uncontrollable artificial intelligence, as reported by The Independent. Dr. Roman Yampolskiy, a computer science expert from the University of Louisville, is set to publish a book titled “AI: Unexplainable, Unpredictable, Uncontrollable,” in which he delves into the profound implications of uncontrolled AI.

According to Dr. Yampolskiy, the dynamics of AI development present unprecedented challenges, with the potential to either open a new era of prosperity or lead to catastrophic outcomes. He emphasizes the urgency of addressing these risks, stating that society is on the edge of facing “almost guaranteed” events with the potential for catastrophe.

Echoing Dr. Yampolskiy’s concerns, researchers like Eliezer Yudkowsky from the Machine Intelligence Research Institute in Berkeley, California, have also voiced fears about the accelerating timeline of potential human extinction due to AI-related risks, as reported by The Guardian.

Earlier, Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, warned about the potential of AI to “kill us,” aligning with the concerns raised by researchers. Similarly, Bill Gates, the former CEO of Microsoft, shares these ideas, although he remains optimistic about AI’s potential risks being manageable.

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