Parmy Olson: AI is a game-changer for today – we can fixate on the future further down the line

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI

Parmy Olson

A funny thing happened during Sam Altman’s testimony before US Congress recently. Senator Richard Blumenthal said his “biggest nightmare” about AI was the looming new industrial revolution and the displacement of millions of workers. When the OpenAI CEO was asked about his biggest AI fear, he proposed something more vague and frightening: that it will “cause significant harm to the world.”