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How’s this for a bombshell – the US must make AI its next Manhattan Project | John Naughton

How’s this for a bombshell – the US must make AI its next Manhattan Project | John Naughton
A new essay on the rise of superintelligent machines pivots from being a warning to humanity to a rallying cry for an industrial complex to bolster American military defence

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Ten years ago, Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom published a book exploring the creation of superintelligent machines and the implications of such technology. Now, a young German author, Leopold Aschenbrenner, has released a substantial essay titled "Situational Awareness: The Decade Ahead" that predicts the arrival of superintelligence as early as 2027. Aschenbrenner's essay outlines the challenges and consequences of a world dominated by superintelligent machines and emphasizes the urgency of US national security in maintaining a lead in AI development. This has sparked debates and concerns about the future of AI and its potential impact on the world.

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