Even in a best-case scenario, AI technology will profoundly shape the future of human civilization. AI tools will shape our culture, make decisions for us, and serve as loyal machine companions and assistants. Eventually, sentient AIs may take humanity into a post-scarcity civilization—if we can survive the MADCOM years.
How do we get to this ideal future, in which MADCOMs are used for the benefit of humanity, and not to its detriment?
As a first essential step, the community of democracies must recognize the serious threats posed by MADCOMs, computational propaganda, and weaponized narratives, and must move aggressively to...