According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, 61% of Americans view artificial intelligence (AI) as a threat to humanity, while 22% do not see it as a threat and 17% are unsure.
Since the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT in November, there has been intense competition among companies like OpenAI, Google, and Microsoft to make generative AI accessible to the public. Despite AI doomsday scenarios portrayed in movies like Skynet and the T-800, it is important to note that they are fictional. However, billionaire investor Warren Buffett has drawn a parallel between the AI arms race and the development of the atomic bomb, highlighting the need for caution and responsible advancement in the field.
“It can do all kinds of things and when something can do all kinds of things I get a little bit worried,” Buffett said earlier this month. “I know we won’t be able to uninvent it and, you know, we did invent—for very, very good reason—the atom bomb.”