AI systems with abilities exceeding the limits of human capacity are on the horizon. If done at the right pace and with the right regulation, they could offer unprecedented solutions to humanity — but they could also destroy humanity unless governments stop the dangerous AI development race between Big Tech.
Artificial intelligence experts continue to overblow the technology's risk and engage in unrealistic fear-mongering. Although current technology is impressive, artificial general intelligence — the true concern — is still a long way off. By consistently releasing warnings about its far-fetched consequences, tech experts ignore the economic benefits AI promises.
There's an 85% chance that we will see an event precipitated by AI malfunction that causes at least 100 deaths and/or at least $1B 2021 USD in economic damage before 2032, according to the Metaculus prediction community.