Less than a year since its launch, ChatGPT's rapid evolution through the use of voice-based assistants and large language models signals the arrival of AI as a mass-market product like Google's search engine. This brings the realm of science-fiction a step closer to the real world.
Beyond the initial thrill and amusement, AI's rapid advancement must be matched with rising awareness of the risks of it spinning out of control. From using private images malevolently to the potential to assemble bombs, AI's unregulated evolution is yet to address several concerns prompted by the tech giants' global rush to reign supreme.
There's an 85% chance of an AI malfunction precipitating an event that will cause at least 100 deaths and/or at least $1B in economic damage before 2032, according to the Metaculus prediction community.