Thinking AI might be an existential threat makes sense.

Chivers’ book looks at the way that a group called the Rationalists has shifted perceptions of the risk from AI. Go back a couple of decades and most people had not even heard of AI. 10 years on and most people had heard about it. But it was still regarded by most as exciting and definitely beneficial. Doubts have now crept into people’s minds. Without panicking about it, it does now make sense to think hard about the possibility that AI is a risk to humanity.

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