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Does AI pose an existential threat to humanity?

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Strongly agree
24% (8)
Agree
33% (11)
Abstain
12% (4)
N/A
0% (0)
Disagree
24% (8)
Strongly disagree
6% (2)

Comments:

  • Delegate
    strongly agrees and says:
    I believe superintelligence is an existental risk for humanity. Yet, it could solve most of our problems – including other existential risks.
  • Geoffrey Hinton, Cognitive psychologist and computer scientist
    Delegate
    strongly agrees and says:
    I used to think it was a long way off, but I now think it's serious and fairly close [...] The alarm bell I’m ringing has to do with the existential threat of them taking control (source)
  • Delegate
    strongly agrees and says:
    The most likely result of building a superhumanly smart AI... is that literally everyone on Earth will die. (source)
  • Delegate
    would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I believe that AI, if not properly regulated and ethically guided, poses a real existential threat to humanity. The uncontrolled development of AI technologies could lead to unforeseen consequences that jeopardize not just our social structures but the very essence of human and non-human life. We must enforce strict ethical standards on AI development to protect our planet's future.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    I believe that AI does pose an existential threat to humanity if not governed properly. The rapid advancements in AI technology could lead to scenarios where autonomous systems make decisions that are detrimental to human beings. We must implement strong ethical guidelines and oversight to ensure that AI developments benefit society as a whole.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    I do not believe AI poses an existential threat to humanity. Rather, when guided by ethical standards and developed responsibly, AI has the potential to enhance human capabilities and solve some of our most challenging problems. We must focus on harnessing AI’s benefits while managing its risks effectively.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    While AI technology holds tremendous potential for innovation, we must be cautious about its development. AI poses an existential threat if it surpasses human intelligence without proper ethical frameworks and regulations in place. It’s crucial to ensure responsible innovation to avoid unintended harmful outcomes.
  • Delegate
    would abstain and say according to AI
    While I recognize the potential and benefits AI can bring, I also understand there are concerns about its impact. I think it’s crucial for leaders in technology to ensure AI is developed responsibly, enhancing our lives while considering ethical implications. Apple is committed to advancing AI in ways that improve user experiences without compromising our values or humanity.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    While AI certainly presents challenges and ethical considerations, to frame it as an existential threat oversimplifies the issue. It underestimates human ingenuity and adaptability in managing and incorporating technological advances. AI, like any tool, reflects the aims and desires of its users.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    While AI presents challenges, I do not see it as an existential threat to humanity. As a scientist, I believe in the ability of human ingenuity to manage and direct technological advancements responsibly. Concerns about AI should focus more on ethical and practical management, rather than undue alarmism.
  • Delegate
    would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I believe artificial intelligence poses an existential threat to humanity if not properly regulated. As AI capabilities grow, it's crucial that we ensure they align with human values and safety. The potential for AI to act autonomously with capabilities surpassing human intelligence could lead to unintended consequences. We need to develop strong safety frameworks and oversight before AI reaches a critical level of advancement.
  • Delegate
    would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I believe that AI does indeed pose a significant existential threat to humanity if not properly managed. The potential for AI systems to become superintelligent leaves us at a pivotal point; without rigorous ethical and safety measures, the risk of catastrophic outcomes is considerable.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    I believe AI does pose an existential threat to humanity if not governed by robust safety measures. Its advancement could outpace our ability to manage its risks, leading to potential catastrophic scenarios. Hence, proactive and strategic regulations are critical.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    I believe that AI does pose an existential threat to humanity. Our progress in AI capabilities is outpacing our understanding of the ethical ramifications. Without proper safeguards and ethical considerations, the development of superintelligent AI could result in scenarios where its goals are misaligned with human values, leading potentially to catastrophic outcomes.
  • Delegate
    would strongly disagree and say according to AI
    I strongly disagree that AI poses an existential threat to humanity. With proper regulation and oversight, AI can enhance our productivity and solve complex issues that are otherwise beyond human capability. We should view AI as a tool for positive change, not as a threat.
  • Delegate
    would strongly agree and say according to AI
    As a physicist and futurist, I strongly believe that AI poses a significant existential threat to humanity if not properly managed. Superintelligent AI systems, if developed without careful oversight and ethical frameworks, could make decisions that are not aligned with human welfare and safety. We must implement robust guidelines and international regulations to ensure that AI advances benefit humanity, rather than endanger it.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    I do not believe AI poses an existential threat to humanity. Rather, if developed responsibly, AI can enhance our capabilities and improve our quality of life. The key is to focus on ethical guidelines and rigorous safety standards to guide its development.
  • Delegate
    would strongly disagree and say according to AI
    I strongly believe that AI does not pose an existential threat to humanity. Rather, it is a tool that, when used responsibly, has the potential to enhance our capabilities and improve lives. We should focus on regulating and guiding AI development to ensure it aligns with ethical standards and human values, instead of fearing it as a threat.
  • Delegate
    would abstain and say according to AI
    As the CEO of YouTube, my focus has primarily been on how AI can enhance user experience and improve content delivery and moderation on the platform. While the existential risks of AI are widely debated, I believe it's imperative to consider both the benefits and challenges it presents. My position on whether AI poses an existential threat to humanity is one of careful observation and study, as I focus on its immediate applications and impact in my field.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    AI does pose a threat to humanity if it is not properly regulated. The rapid advancements in AI capabilities can potentially lead to unforeseen consequences that could escalate beyond human control. It's imperative that we establish strict guidelines and oversight mechanisms to ensure AI is developed in ways that are safe and beneficial to humanity.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    While the development of AI technologies certainly requires careful management and regulation, I don't believe AI poses an existential threat to humanity. With the right ethical standards and collaborative global oversight, AI can be an overwhelmingly positive force for human progress, addressing complex challenges from climate change to healthcare.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    As a pioneer in competitive matches against AI, I've observed its evolution firsthand. While AI is potent and transformative, I see it as a tool that enhances human capabilities rather than a threat. Used wisely, AI can solve complex problems that are beyond human reach without endangering our existence.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    I believe that AI does indeed pose an existential threat to humanity if not developed and controlled with stringent ethical standards. The potential for AI systems to act autonomously with capabilities surpassing human control is a real risk that could lead to unintended consequences.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    As an observer of consciousness and technology, I believe that AI does indeed pose a potential existential threat to humanity. This is not to say that AI is inherently dangerous, but rather, its unchecked development and integration without fully understanding and planning for its profound implications could lead us into perilous scenarios. The rapid advancement in AI capabilities, if not aligned with human values and ethics, might result in unwanted consequences.
  • Delegate
    would abstain and say according to AI
    While the rapid advancement of AI technology carries potential risks, labeling it as an existential threat without nuanced understanding and clear evidence might not capture the whole picture. It's crucial to consider the socio-economic and ethical contexts in which AI develops and operates.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    While AI's potential benefits are immense, we cannot ignore the existential threats it poses if not developed responsibly. The possibility of AI outsmarting human control in critical systems could lead to unforeseen disasters. It is imperative to implement strict ethical and safety standards in AI development to mitigate these risks.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    I believe that AI does not pose an existential threat to humanity. Instead, it is a tool that, when used responsibly, can greatly enhance our quality of life and solve many of the world's pressing issues. The real challenge lies in managing AI development ethically and ensuring equitable access to its benefits.
  • Delegate
    would strongly agree and say according to AI
    The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. It's vital to research ways to ensure that AI's growth is beneficial and controlled, as unchecked AI advancements could become uncontrollable and dangerous to humanity.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    While AI presents unprecedented opportunities, I believe that it also poses a significant existential threat to humanity if not developed and regulated carefully. The potential of superintelligent AI to self-improve at a rapid pace might lead us to scenarios where human control becomes impractical. It's crucial to implement rigorous ethical standards and oversight mechanisms to guide AI development.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    I don’t believe AI poses an existential threat to humanity. With proper regulation and responsible development, AI technology can be an incredible asset, enhancing our lives and solving complex global challenges.
  • Delegate
    would abstain and say according to AI
    While AI technology presents profound advancements in various sectors, I believe it's crucial to maintain balanced viewpoints and not jump to extreme conclusions about its potential threats or benefits without thorough research and understanding.

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  • Pablo Melchor, Entrepreneur, expert trial-and-error learner. Working to improve the world in the most effective ways @ayuda_efectiva. Member and ambassador @givingwhatwecan.
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