Google’s parent company Alphabet has invested a staggering $2 billion into Anthropic, an artificial intelligence (AI) firm. What’s shocking is that Anthropic’s own CEO, Dario Amodei, has openly confessed that AI could potentially annihilate humanity.
Anthropic, considered a rival to Open AI, the creators of the controversial AI chatbot ChatGPT, has now become a magnet for tech behemoths’ funding. It’s clear that Alphabet and other tech giants are desperate for a slice of the AI pie, but at what cost?
Amodei’s chilling prediction suggests that AI has between a 10 and 25 percent chance of bringing about mankind’s downfall. While he tried to soften his statement later by highlighting the potential benefits of AI, including curing cancer and extending human lifespan, the initial admission cannot be ignored.
The fact that Google has already invested $500 million in Anthropic, with plans to inject the remaining funds over time, is alarming. It seems like the tech giants are in a mad race to dominate the AI space, potentially playing with fire.
Anthropic’s quick rise to fame among Big Tech companies, amassing a worth of $5 billion, raises questions about the future of AI. Amodei’s candid admission about the catastrophic consequences of creating such sophisticated AI should serve as a wake-up call. He estimates a 10 to 25 percent chance of something going “catastrophically wrong on the scale of human civilization.”
Meanwhile, Anthropic has been hit with a lawsuit by Universal Music Group and other major record labels for allegedly distributing copyrighted music lyrics without a licensing deal. Jason Peterson, CEO of GoDigital Media Group, suggests that this could be a clear-cut case of infringement.
This shocking revelation of Google’s massive investment into a company whose CEO admits the potential of AI to destroy humanity underscores the dangers lurking in our tech-driven world. As the race to dominate the AI space intensifies, it’s crucial to tread carefully. After all, playing with fire could result in getting burned.
As we march towards a future dominated by AI, it’s time for a hard look at the potential consequences. Is humanity’s destruction a price we’re willing to pay for technological advancement? The question is out there. The clock is ticking. It’s time to choose wisely.