“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.