June 22, 2023

Co-Director Expands on Why AI Creators Claim AI is an Existential Threat


TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo writes on Undark to uncover the reasons why AI creators are warning the public of AI. According to Professor Calo, tech companies and industries might be motivated by different reasons other than mitigating the risks of extinction. Calo claims these existential threats take attention away from the immediate harms that are happening right now. Additionally, he states that industries may use these threats to market the advancement of AI to compete with other nations and companies. Professor Calo urges society to address both the immediate and long-term effects of AI, and to not get caught up in the more dystopian risks that AI creators pose.