Is the nature of AI risk completely misunderstood today with respect to the state of the art in 2030?
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As of now people are debating about existential risk due to misalignment, technological unemployment, lack of security in critical applications, fairness/equity/inclusion issues among others. Will something completely different and very important be generally considered the main risk of AI in 2030? Resolves on Dec 31, 2030 based on the consensus of researchers in 2030.

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"completely different" from what? e.g., if people in 2030 think the most important thing is something there have been three LessWrong posts about as of 2023, does that count as completely different?

@StevenK A relatively obscure precursor to most ideas is relatively easy to find in hindsight. Let’s draw the line at topics that have at least half as many preprints on arxiv or equivalent as of now as the least popular of the examples I listed above.

@mariopasquato Does using AI in molecular biology/chemistry count?

@Shalun The idea that an AI could leverage this to manufacture biological nanobots?

@mariopasquato I mean something simpler than the destruction of life on Earth, just, for example, the creation of new deadly viruses or prions.

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