Arm CEO says his fear that humans could lose control over AI keeps him up at night

Plenty of people worry about the dangers of AI advancing to the point where humans lose control of these systems, leading to consequences ranging from quite bad to apocalyptic. But the warnings hit even harder when they come from those within the tech industry, including the CEO of Arm, who says the idea of this scenario keeps him awake at night.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Arm boss Rene Haas said that artificial intelligence needs some form of override or backdoor that can shut the systems down. “The thing I worry about most is humans losing capability,” said the chip designer’s boss, after being asked what keeps him up at night when he thinks about artificial intelligence.

Haas estimates that 70% of the world’s population touches Arm-designed products in some way – 99% of the 1.4 billion smartphones sold every year use either Arm designs or its tech. Of course, he’s not against AI and is aware of the role Arm will play in the new technological revolution. The CEO previously said, “You can’t really run AI without Arm.” Haas just feels that a failsafe is required.

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