Why Corporate Regulation Cannot Safeguard Against AI Existential Risks

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As artificial intelligence continues to advance at an unprecedented pace, concerns about existential risks posed by this transformative technology have received increasing attention. While existential risks to humanity may seem remote, given the magnitude of the consequences, it is still important to consider them. Yet, the discourse surrounding AI risks is often ill-considered, focusing heavily on “Terminator scenarios,” while neglecting the more pressing threat from bad actors.

Existential risks from AI can be broadly categorized into two types: unintended consequences and intentional misuse by malicious entities. Unintended consequences refer to scenarios in which AI systems, as they become increasingly sophisticated, inadvertently cause catastrophic harm as they start to operate outside of human control. Much like in the action film The Terminator, a “judgment day” scenario could lie ahead if AI tech ever becomes self aware.

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