Techdirt: The AI Doomers’ Playbook

Techdirt: The AI Doomers’ Playbook. “In just a few days, we went from ‘governments should force a 6-month pause’ (the petition from the Future of Life Institute) to ‘wait, it’s not enough, so data centers should be bombed.’ Sadly, this is the narrative that gets media attention and shapes our already hyperbolic AI discourse. In order to understand the rise of AI Doomerism, here are some influential figures responsible for mainstreaming doomsday scenarios. This is not the full list of AI doomers, just the ones that recently shaped the AI panic cycle (so I‘m focusing on them).”

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