Will AI Lead to Human Extinction? 🚨

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In this edition:

✍️ News: More AI Alarm Bells from Industry Leaders
🛠️ Tools: CatBird AI, Character AI
🎨 Creator Corner: AI-generating Camera, Expanding Memes with Generative Fill, GPT Outsmarts Human

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One top headline in the AI space to know:

🚨 AI Extinction Alert: Industry Leaders Sound Off

In a chorus of concern, nearly 400 AI experts — including leaders from Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI — signed a statement Tuesday warning that artificial intelligence could pose an existential threat to humanity.

Humans trying to stuff AI back into Pandora’s Box

Published by the San Francisco-based Center for AI Safety on Tuesday, the statement equates the risk of extinction from AI with other global threats like pandemics and nuclear war.

This isn’t the first alarm bell sounded over the risks of AI, with “the Godfather of AI” Geoffrey Hinton (who also signed the statement above) stepping down from Google earlier this month due to his concerns about the risks associated with chatbots. And just a few months ago, tech leaders like Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak petitioned for a “pause” on all AI research.

Even OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, who notably pushed back on significant regulation during his recent talks with both congress and the EU — signed Tuesday’s statement.

Should we be worried that the top AI researchers are sounding the alarm on the technology they are currently working to create?

The Center for AI Safety’s Dan Hendrycks compared it to scientists warnings when working on nuclear developments:

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

— Nvidia Now a $1 Trillion Company Thanks to AI Boom (link)
— Deepfaking It: US 2024 Election Collides With AI (link)
 Meet Ameca — An AI-powered Robot that Writes Poems (link)
— US Supreme Court Weighs in on AI Copyright Dilemma (link)
— Using AI to Create Better, More Potent Medicines (link)

Two AI-powered platforms to add to your toolbox:

  • CatBird AI — Generate images from dozens of generative models at once (link)

  • Character AI — Create character agents for conversational AI (link)

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

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Your favorite memes, expanded with generative fill:

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