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Shelly Palmer - A Real Threat from AI

Shelly Palmer has been named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” and writes a popular daily business blog.
Illustration created by Stable Diffusion XL with the prompt “A city that is dedicated to creating chips (all other conditions secondary) it features nuclear power plants, modern windmills, coal burning power plants, hydro-electric power, solar panels — every type of energy production tech in a cityscape of chip factories — you can make the buildings out of semiconductors or some metaphoric depiction of a world that is 100 dedicated to making chips and powering data centers.”

Microsoft and OpenAI are planning a $100 billion AI-focused supercomputer. (That's billion with a "b.") It's going to be awesome, but… there is a danger. My Sunday essay raises two important issues that not enough people are talking about, offering an extremely ordinary, almost unnoticeable, hiding-in-plain-sight way that AI may actually end the world.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit