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So, in summary, AI will lead to 300 million in job losses according to Goldman… and then it will wipe out all of humanity.
May 12, 2023
There’s A Greater-Than-50% Chance AI Wipes Out All Of Humanity By 2050, One Advisory Fin (also available here)
I’m not convinced. I don’t think anyone could convince me AI definitely will not do something like this either. I think things are far too complex to make an accurate prediction.
It is definitely worthy of serious thought and being careful with the giving AI access to certain types of power. But that leads to questions like, “What is power?” And, “It could leverage what we believe to be innocuous power into deadly power. For example, “What if it makes deliberately makes a vaccine that does what is expected short term but long term is deadly?” It could unleash a virus that destroys all plant life as well as animal life. We do not test products intended for use on most plants to the same level as we do for humans. We just might not notice until it was too late.
AI and robotics could also create a virtual utopia for human life. There could be a surplus of all essentials available for free (except for the labor of the robots).
We live in interesting times. Prepare appropriately.