AI’s threat to democracy and labour looms large. UK’s ‘doomsday’ AI summit is poised to make things worse
The piece was published in The Big Issue.
Extract: ‘The UK government is holding an AI Safety Summit starting on Tuesday. With prime minister Rishi Sunak at the helm, it’s being touted as a global event that will tackle the serious challenges raised by the rapid acceleration of AI models and set the course for innovation worldwide.
But the focus of the summit, and who has and has not been invited to take part, is poised to make things worse, not better, by allowing the harms to remain unchecked and stifling innovation.’