๐Ÿค– Debating the AI pause at Microsoft's kickoff event

I had the opportunity to debate the AI pause, six months after it was proposed, with Christian Landgren.

๐Ÿค– Debating the AI pause at Microsoft's kickoff event
Me and Christian Landgren.

At Microsoft's big event in Stockholm, I had the opportunity to debate the AI pause, six months after it was proposed. I was against the pause, and instead wrote my own letter: Pause AI Doomster Pessimism.

๐Ÿ’ก Pause AI Doomster Pessimism: An Open Letter
We call on all AI doomsters to immediately pause for at least 6 months the alarmism that is hurting human progress.
We call on all AI doomsters to immediately pause for at least 6 months the alarmism that is hurting human progress.

Christian Landgren held the opposing view. He signed the letter, but is not one of the AI doomsters, so I thought we had a pretty good discussion.

I expanded my view a bit in this update:

๐Ÿ’ก Musings of the Angry Optimist: No AI pause, but the doomsday rhetoric has taken hold
Doomsday rhetoric has taken hold at the highest level, and risks damaging the future of humanity.

Thank you to Microsoft for inviting us!

Mathias Sundin
The Angry Optimist