Ezra Klein Critiques AI Ethics and Safety Communities for Inattentiveness to Capitalism

“What just drives me up the wall is that we appear to have decided the way AI is going to work is through a competitive dynamic between Google, Microsoft, and Meta.”
New York Times columnist Ezra Klein, airing frustrations about the AI ethics and safety communities’ inattentiveness to capitalism. Citing DeepMind’s AlphaFold as a prime example for positive AI breakthroughs (rather than manipulative chatbots tied to advertising), Klein imagines a world where governments offer prizes for AI challenges and results go into the public domain.
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