A lot of ink and bytes have been devoted to the rise of AI. The business press and experts have heralded AI as the next big thing fueling the new industrial revolution. Techno-evangelists claim that the technology will transform our jobs, help cure diseases, and extinguish all human biases.

I’m also sure you’ve heard the bleak predictions, some by the world’s most eminent techno-enthusiasts, that AI threatens to upend the human species as we know it. For example, the usually optimistic Bill Gates confessed that he is “concerned about super intelligence.” Likewise, the late Stephen Hawking noted that “a super-intelligent AI will be extremely good at accomplishing its goals, and if those goals aren’t aligned with ours, we’re in trouble.” ...

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