Category: Articles

  • Will AI take my job? How AI automation could impact employment

    Will AI take my job? How AI automation could impact employment

    Exploring the likely impacts of AI on human labor As artificial intelligence continues to make significant progress, many people are beginning to wonder about their own job security. We’ve considered this a fair amount, and our simplest answer is: virtually every job in today’s economy has a significant potential to be automated within the coming…

  • What are AI Companions (like Replika) and how could they cause harm? 

    What are AI Companions (like Replika) and how could they cause harm? 

    Here’s What you should know about Replika’s privacy policy. One of the main ways that everyday people use AI today is in the form of “chatbots.” These are AI systems that are fluent in written language and who communicate with the user through a traditional direct messaging interface — if you’ve used OpenAI’s ChatGPT or…

  • Go Mobilize? Lessons from GM Protests for Pausing AI

    Go Mobilize? Lessons from GM Protests for Pausing AI

    The following article by Charlie Harrison was originally posted to the EA forum. It is being crossposted here with permission. Disclaimer: This project came out of a Summer Research Project with the Existential Risk Alliance. I am fairly confident of my analysis of the history of GM (Genetically Modified) crops: it is based on 70-80…

  • Efficacy of AI Activism: Have We Ever Said No?

    Efficacy of AI Activism: Have We Ever Said No?

    How should we look for historical analogies for restraining AI development? Are there any successful historical precedent(s) for AI protests? What general lessons can we learn from these case studies?

  • How AI Chatbots Work: What We Know, and What We Don’t

    How AI Chatbots Work: What We Know, and What We Don’t

    AI (Artificial Intelligence) Chatbots (such as Anthropic’s Claude and OpenAI’s ChatGPT) have already transformed our world. On the surface, they appear remarkably capable of friendly, natural conversations. But below the surface lies sophisticated artificial intelligence driving their abilities, and a great deal of uncertainty about exactly how they work and what they are capable of.…