You’ve heard about existential risks from AI, but you’re not convinced. Maybe you think that AGI is far-off or downright impossible, that misaligned AGI wouldn’t pose a major threat, or that AI alignment is easy. Maybe you think worries about existential risk distract from AI’s more concrete impacts, such as it causing job loss and amplifying bias, discrimination, or misinformation. Or maybe you just need arguments to convince your friends that this is serious. You’ve come to the right place!
The topic of existential risks from AI is complicated, and most simple objections to AI risk break down upon closer examination. The articles below discuss some of the most common reasons people are unsure about the risks, and why we think that this problem deserves our attention nonetheless.