As tech bosses raise the doomsday alarm, others say it’s a distraction from AI’s real, less sensational dangers. Plus, the Holocaust and fading memories.

Discussions about artificial intelligence (AI) have quickly turned from the excited to the apocalyptic. Are warnings that AI could pose an existential threat valid, or do they distract from the real danger AI is already causing?

Charlie Beckett – Head, Polis LSE JournalismAI Project
Yoshua Bengio – Professor of computer science, University of Montreal
Sarah Myers West – Director, AI Now Institute
Émile P Torres – author of Human Extinction: A History of the Science and Ethics of Annihilation

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