If this doesn’t frighten you, nothing will

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A leading expert in artificial intelligence warns that the race to develop more sophisticated models is outpacing our ability to regulate the technology. Critics say his warnings overhype the dangers of new AI models like GPT. But MIT professor Max Tegmark says private companies risk leading the world into dangerous territory without guardrails on their work. His Institute of Life issued a letter signed by tech luminaries like Elon Musk warning Silicon Valley to immediately stop work on AI for six months to unite on a safe way forward. Without that, Tegmark says, the consequences could be devastating for humanity.

When someone like Max tells you something of a warning, you better look for cover. Stop laughing. Game’s over!

Max Tegmark is the codicil of a group called “Future of Life”. You can find out more about them here