Tom Davidson

Tom Davidson is senior research analyst at Open Philanthropy, focusing on the potential risks from advanced AI. He has authored numerous reports on the subject, including “What a Compute-Centric Framework Says About AI Takeoff Speeds” (2023).

October 2023, Volume 34, Issue 4

The Danger of Runaway AI

Science fiction may soon become reality with the advent of AI systems that can independently pursue their own objectives. Guardrails are needed now to save us from the worst outcomes.