FT Rethink

Should we be frightened of AI?

David Eagleman - Writer and Neuroscientist

David Eagleman

Writer and Neuroscientist


Intelligence is the most precious resource we have. The creation of ever more powerful forms of AI (artificial intelligence) is arguably the most important project our species has ever undertaken.

However, intelligence can also be our most destructive resource when it is misused.

…intelligence can also be our most destructive resource when it is misused.

Outsourcing it to more capable entities than ourselves should therefore not be done lightly.

But what exactly are the risks? And how worried should we be? Writer and neuroscientist David Eagleman offers his perspective on the future of intelligence, filmed in collaboration with the Financial Times.

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