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Warren Buffett Equates AI to Nuclear Armament

Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, likened artificial intelligence to nuclear weapons in a recent warning about its potential dangers at the company's annual shareholder meeting

In a sobering address to shareholders at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting in Omaha, Warren Buffett issued a stern warning on the potential perils of artificial intelligence. The 93-year-old business titan, revered investor, philanthropist, and Berkshire Hathaway’s chairman and CEO, drew a striking parallel between AI and nuclear weaponry.

“We unleashed the genie from the bottle when we developed nuclear weapons. Artificial intelligence bears a resemblance to the atomic bomb, and this genie is partly out already,” Buffett declared.

Despite confessing limited knowledge of the intricate technology underpinning AI, Buffett remains apprehensive about its latent ramifications. Citing a personal encounter with AI tools that convincingly replicated his voice and persona to the point of fooling his own family, he cautioned against the insidious spread of fraudulent activities enabled by these “dangerous fakes.”

“Such scams are likely to become increasingly pervasive,” Buffett concluded gravely, underscoring the urgent necessity of vigilance as the world grapples with the unprecedented capabilities and challenges of artificial intelligence.

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