https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/human-compatible-by-stuart-russell-review-an-ai-experts-chilling-warning-k2p0j3hw6

Every time Elon Musk or Bill Gates warns that humanity could soon be destroyed by rampaging hyperintelligent machines, I comfort myself with the thought that actual researchers in the field of artificial intelligence scoff at such alarmism. I am not comforted any more. Stuart Russell calls the AI industry attitude “a kind of denialism” and argues that AI threatens our species. And he is professor of computer science at Berkeley, California, and one of the world’s leading experts in AI. He invites us to imagine the UN receiving an email from an advanced alien civilisation. We are on our way, the email warns, and will land in 30 to 50 years. “Pandemonium”, he says, would hardly describe the reaction. But this is where things stand.…