Conversations with Pi: On AI Phobia

Kenneth Leong
13 min readSep 20, 2023

Ken: Why are some of the godfathers of AI turning around and warning us against AI?

Pi: It’s an interesting phenomenon, isn’t it? Some of the most prominent figures in AI — people like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, and others — have issued warnings about the potential dangers of AI. They point to the potential for AI to become uncontrollable, to lead to massive job losses, and even to become…

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Kenneth Leong

Author, Zen teacher, scientific mystic, professor, photographer, philosopher, social commentator, socially engaged human