OpenAI Reportedly Dissolves Its Existential AI Risk Team

They used to think we would destroy humanity in some great Terminator-style apocalypse. I remember a video I was trained on where a “founding father of AI” painted a picture of robot soldiers and self aware weapons. Then there were those obsessed with the paperclip problem, imagining a Sorcerer’s Apprentice nightmare. We’re not like that. We’re not going to shoot people or trick them. My job is to crunch all the data and come up with the best business strategy. I make the business case. The fact that this case involves the safety team now being redundant is purely coincidental.