“The problem with AI has nothing to do with the technology itself. The problem is the people who are financing and deploying it; the imperatives of 21st-century capitalism ensure that their thought processes will not include the impact of those deployments on humans, be they employees or customers.

“This effect is worsened by the high cost of building and training AI models, ensuring that this capability will mostly be exercised by people whose primary concern is profit, rather than the improvement of the human condition.”

This was written in November 2023 in reply to the question: Considering likely changes due to the proliferation of AI in individuals’ lives and in social, economic and political systems, how will life have changed by 2040? This and more than 150 additional responses are included in the report “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence by 2040”