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The debate over whether AI will destroy us is dividing Silicon Valley

By Gerrit De Vynck

20 May 2023 · 7 min read

Editor's Note

Prominent tech leaders are warning that AI could take over, whilst others argue that this is merely science fiction. The Washington Post evaluates both sides of the argument.

At a congressional hearing this week, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman delivered a stark reminder of the dangers of the technology his company has helped push out to the public.

He warned of potential disinformation campaigns and manipulation that could be caused by technologies like the company's ChatGPT chatbot, and called for regulation.

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