AI experts warn it risks extinction of humanity and should be treated like nuclear weapons

OpenAI founder Sam Altman is among those to sign the stark warning

Sam Altman is among those to sign a stark warning from the Centre for AI Safety. PIcture: Eric Lee

AI experts and technology pioneers including the creator of ChatGPT have warned that the breakthrough in computing “risks extinction” and is as dangerous to humanity as nuclear war.

Sam Altman, chief executive of ChatGPT developer OpenAI, is among the signatories of the statement from the Centre for AI Safety, a San Francisco-based research NGO.

The stark statement says: “Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such ...