Be it resolved, AI research and development poses an existential threat.
With the debut of ChatGPT, the AI once promised in some distant future seems to have suddenly arrived with the potential to reshape our working lives, culture, politics and society. For proponents of AI based on large language models (LLMs) we are entering a period of unprecedented technological change that will boost productivity, unleash human creativity and empower billions in ways we have only begun to fathom. Others think we should be worried about the dangers of AI based LLMs. For their detractors, AIs like ChatGPT herald a brave new world of deep fakes and mass propaganda that could dwarf anything our democracies have experienced to date. Immense economic and political power will also concentrate around the corporations who control these unregulated technologies and their treasure troves of data. And, there is the real risk that authoritarian regimes will inevitably use and abuse this technology to control their societies and undermine their democratic rivals.
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