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AI could cause ‘catastrophic’ financial crisis, says Yuval Noah Harari

Artificial intelligence could cause a financial crisis with “catastrophic” consequences, according to the historian and author Yuval Noah Harari, who says the technology’s sophistication makes forecasting its dangers difficult.Harari told the Guardian a concern about safety testing AI models was foreseeing all the problems that a powerful system could cause. Unlike with nuclear weapons, there was not one “big, dangerous scenario” that everyone understood, he said.“With AI, what you’re talking about is a very large number of dangerous scenarios, each of them having a relatively small probability that taken together … constitutes an existential threat to the survival of human civilisation.”The Sapiens author, who has been a prominent voice of concern over AI development, said last week’s multilateral declaration at the global AI safety summit in Ble... See more
AI could cause ‘catastrophic’ financial crisis, says Yuval Noah Harari
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