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Sameer Singh, a computer scientist [and associate professor] at the University of California, Irvine worries that focusing on possible futures obscures the very real impacts that AI’s failures or follies are already having. “When I hear of resources going to AGI [artificial general intelligence] and these long-term effects, I feel like it’s taking away from the problems that actually matter,” he says. … “It’s much more exciting to talk about, ‘we’ve reached this science-fiction goal,’ rather than talk about the actual realities of things,” says Singh. “That’s kind of where I am, and I feel like that’s kind of where a lot of the community that I work with is.”

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