‘No-one wants to destroy the world’: OpenAI boss Sam Altman calls for nuclear-like AI regulation

Altman referred to the United Nations nuclear watchdog as an example of how the world came together to oversee nuclear power

“No-one wants to destroy the world,” OpenAI founder Sam Altman calls for strong oversight of AI. Picture: Getty Images

Artificial intelligence poses an “existential risk” to humanity, a key innovator has warned during a visit to the United Arab Emirates.

OpenAI chief executive Sam Altman, who is on a global tour to discuss artificial intelligence, suggested an international agency like the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) could oversee the groundbreaking technology.

“The challenge that the world has is how we’re going to manage those risks and make sure we still get to enjoy those ...