List of p(doom) values

p(doom) is the probability of very bad outcomes (e.g. human extinction) as a result of AI. This most often refers to the likelihood of AI taking over from humanity, but different scenarios can also constitute "doom". For example, a large portion of the population dying due to a novel biological weapon created by AI, social collapse due to a large-scale cyber attack, or AI causing a nuclear war. Note that not everyone is using the same definition when talking about their p(doom) values. Most notably the time horizon is often not specified, which makes comparing a bit difficult.

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  • Yann LeCun
    one of three godfathers of AI, works at Meta

    (less likely than an asteroid)
  • Forecasting Research Institute Superforecasters

    (From the same study: Domain experts estimated 3% AI x-risk, and AI catastrophe at 12%)
  • Vitalik Buterin
    Ethereum founder

  • Geoff Hinton
    one of three godfathers of AI

    (wipe out humanity in the next 20 years)
  • Machine learning researchers

    (Mean in 2023, depending on the question design, median values: 5-10%)
  • Lina Khan
    head of FTC

  • Elon Musk
    CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, X

  • Dario Amodei
    CEO of Anthropic

  • Yoshua Bengio
    one of three godfathers of AI

  • Emmett Shear
    Co-founder of Twitch, former interim CEO of OpenAI

  • AI Safety Researchers

    (Mean from 44 AI safety researchers in 2021)
  • Scott Alexander
    Popular Internet blogger at Astral Codex Ten

  • Eli Lifland
    Top competitive forecaster

  • AI engineer

    (Estimate mean value, survey methodology may be flawed)
  • Joep Meindertsma
    Founder of PauseAI

    (The remaining 60% consists largely of "we can pause".)
  • Paul Christiano
    Head of AI safety, US AI Safety Institute and formerly OpenAI, founded ARC

  • Holden Karnofsky
    Co-founder of Open Philanthropy

  • Jan Leike
    Former alignment lead at OpenAI

  • Zvi Mowshowitz
    Independent AI safety journalist

  • Daniel Kokotajlo
    Forecaster & former OpenAI researcher

  • Dan Hendrycks
    Head of Center for AI Safety

  • Eliezer Yudkowsky
    Founder of MIRI

  • Roman Yampolskiy
    AI safety scientist

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