5 Ways AI May Destroy Humanity 😳

Featuring Expert Opinions on AI's Doom Scenarios, AI Treating Brain Tumors, Normie AI Art Hatred and More.

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✍️ News: The Five Ways AI Might Destroy Humanity
🛠️ Tools: Zealous, Taplio
🎨 Creator Corner: TikTok Dance Transformations, Under-the-Radar Code Interpreter Uses, AI Art Hate  

Here’s everything you need to know:

One top headline in the AI space to know:

 😳 Five Ways AI Might Destroy Humanity, From the Experts

We hear a lot of talk about the doom and future annihilation of humankind that many believe may happen due to AI advancements.

But rarely have we gotten an actual prediction on how exactly it might all go down (sorry for the downer to start off your week).

AI doom scenario

The Guardian spoke with several AI experts to get a grasp on the details of how it might all go wrong. Here are a few of the most thought provoking responses:

  1. Max Tegmark, MIT: ‘If we become the less intelligent species, we should expect to be wiped out.'

    Tegmark envisions a fate similar to that of the many species less intelligent than humans that have gone extinct. But he believes that most predictions of how it will go down will be wrong — “the tricky thing is, the species that is going to be wiped out often has no idea why or how.”

  2. Eliezer Yudkowsky, Machine Intelligence Research Institute: ‘It could want us dead, but it will probably also want to do things that kill us as a side-effect.’

    Yudkowsky has been at the forefront of sounding the alarm over AI’s doom scenarios — and believes that AI might see humans as a threat to its existence. The result of that? A superior intelligence taking actions that could result in the extinction of humans.

  3. Yoshua Bengio, Quebec AI Institute: ‘The easiest scenario to imagine is that a person or an organisation uses AI to wreak havoc.’ 

    Bengio is one of the few to speculate that humans themselves could misuse AI. His non-human self destruction theory involves AI developing its own goals and a potential 'survival instinct'. He believes artificial intelligence is like a new species — and one that will have self preservation in mind at all costs to achieve its objective.

Check out the full responses from these experts, in addition to several other theories on how we may ultimately go extinct (happy Monday!) below.

And here is a palate cleanser after all the doom and gloom:

Still hungry for more AI headlines? Some other news that caught our eye:

— New AI Tool Can Treat Brain Tumors More Quickly, Accurately (link)
— How the AI Boom Could Forever Change Online Advertising (link)
— Companies Don’t Know if GPT is Safe, But Employees Want AI (link)
— AI-Powered Humanoid Robots Field Questions From Reporters (link)
— Google’s Medical AI Chatbot Being Tested in Hospitals (link)

Two AI-powered platforms to add to your toolbox:

  • Zealous — Transform Twitter Spaces content with AI-powered audiograms, transcripts and notes (link)

  • Taplio — Create better LinkedIn Content and grow your brand with AI (link)

Three of our favorite tweets, threads, AI generations and more:

These AI-video transformations are insane. Via @jfischoff:

ChatGPT’s new Code Interpreter has a ton of under-the-radar use cases. @chaseleantj’s example of animating and creating a scrolling effect on this food generation:

Some people really hate AI (and AI artists), and it’s a sad existence. We’ve had similar experiences on some of our shares in the past. AI is art, and using AI-powered tools is just a new medium. Surfacing this post from acclaimed AI artist Claire Silver to show what life is like for artists outside of the AI-positive corner of the internet:

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