Artificial intelligence will be great for humanity and is no cause for alarm. Amplifying human intelligence with AI will free people from boring and dangerous jobs, and bring greater prosperity for all. Ultimately, AI will help cure diseases and unlock amazing new technologies with which humanity can flourish like never before. Contrary to luddite scaremongering, old jobs will be replaced by new better ones. AI can be biased against marginalized groups and misused to spread disinformation and break laws, but responsible tech companies are currently working with governments and other stakeholders to prevent this.
Unelected tech leaders gain undue influence through creepy AI surveillance and by controlling the truth with their AI-powered social media algorithms, and this manufactured truth includes "AI isn't a threat." Why is it legal to sell AI built to kill, and to deploy AI so powerful that its makers don't fully understand it? Like Homo Sapiens outsmarted and replaced the Neanderthals, AI will soon outsmart and replace Homo Sapiens – first on the job market and then altogether when we're no longer needed. Whoever first creates AGI won't have won an arms race but a suicide race, dooming humanity.
AI is overhyped, and won't eclipse humans for a long time, if ever. Although today's chatbots, translators and image generators may seem impressive, they lack a fundamental understanding of the world that they mask by learning statistics from a ridiculously large data set.
There's a 50% chance that AGI will arrive by 2032, according to the Metaculus prediction community.