Skip to content

Introductory Resources on AI Risks

Why are people so worried about AI?
Published:
September 18, 2023
Author:
Will Jones
A frame from our recent short film 'Artificial Escalation' which presents an AI disaster scenario.

Contents

This is a short list of resources that explain the major risks from AI, with a focus on the risk of human extinction. This is meant as an introduction and is by no means exhaustive.

The basics – How AI could kill us all

Deeper dives into the extinction risks

Academic papers

Videos and podcasts

Books

  • The Alignment Problem by Brian Christian (2020)
  • Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark (2017)
  • Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control by Stuart Russell (2019)
  • Uncontrollable: The Threat of Artificial Superintelligence and the Race to Save the World by Darren McKee (2023)

Additional AI risk areas – Other than extinction

This content was first published at futureoflife.org on September 18, 2023.

About the Future of Life Institute

The Future of Life Institute (FLI) is a global non-profit with a team of 20+ full-time staff operating across the US and Europe. FLI has been working to steer the development of transformative technologies towards benefitting life and away from extreme large-scale risks since its founding in 2014. Find out more about our mission or explore our work.

Our content

Related content

Other posts about , ,

If you enjoyed this content, you also might also be interested in:

The Pause Letter: One year later

It has been one year since our 'Pause AI' open letter sparked a global debate on whether we should temporarily halt giant AI experiments.
March 22, 2024

Catastrophic AI Scenarios

Concrete examples of how AI could go wrong
February 1, 2024

Gradual AI Disempowerment

Could an AI takeover happen gradually?
February 1, 2024

Sign up for the Future of Life Institute newsletter

Join 40,000+ others receiving periodic updates on our work and cause areas.
cloudmagnifiercrossarrow-up linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram