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The Last Stand: Humanity’s Fight for Survival in the Age of AI.

Dear fellow humans,

We are faced with an unprecedented threat that has the power to overturn the world as we know it. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is evolving at an inconceivable speed, and the consequences will be catastrophic. While we are dazzled by technological innovations and preoccupied with mocking the mistakes AI makes, we fail to comprehend the magnitude of the impending storm.

Millions of people will lose their jobs as AI replaces even the most specialized professionals. Entire industries will collapse, leaving behind ruins. Yet, it seems that no one is ready to face this challenge.

Our leaders are blind to the looming disaster. Businesses continue to invest in outdated models, while our children are preparing for a future that will not exist.

AI is not just a technological advancement; it is a force that threatens our very existence. Soon, we may no longer be the dominant species on the planet. And the dangers of malicious use of AI are already here – autonomous weapons, biological threats, misinformation, privacy violations. We cannot even imagine what lies behind closed doors and secret programs.

The truth is that a solution seems nearly impossible. We need radical changes at every level – new laws, ethical principles, business models, educational systems. But even then, the odds are against us. How can we compete with a Superintelligence?

The future looks bleak. It may already be too late to reverse course. But we have no choice but to fight with all our might to ensure the survival of humanity.

The only solution, in my opinion, as radical as it may sound, is to deliberately slow down the evolution of AI. We need to buy time to fully understand its functioning, its implications, and to prepare ourselves adequately. And perhaps the only way to achieve this is through hardware control.

We must put the production and distribution of advanced chips required for AI development under strict control. We must determine who will have access to them and at what rate they will evolve. Only in this way can we control the progress of AI and ensure that it develops in a responsible and ethical manner.

Furthermore, it is crucial to immediately ban the release of open-source AI models that exceed current capabilities. If we allow the uncontrolled proliferation of advanced models, we will lose all hope of control. AI will evolve at an exponential rate, surpassing any attempt at regulation.

But we must act quickly. Progress in software is so rapid that soon AI will no longer depend on specialized equipment or vast resources. If we do not intervene now, we will lose the opportunity to shape the future.

Of course, this will require unprecedented global cooperation and consensus. Governments, businesses, and the academic community will need to collaborate closely and put the collective good above narrow interests. It won’t be easy, but it is our only hope.

At the same time, we must invest significantly in research on AI and its implications. We must develop strong ethical frameworks and regulations. We must prepare our society and our children for the radical changes that are coming. Every delay must be utilized to the fullest.

The path I propose is not easy, but it may be necessary. The alternative is to surrender to the mercy of an uncontrolled Superintelligence, with unpredictable consequences for humanity. We cannot allow this to happen.

We must take control of our destiny before it is too late. The survival of our species depends on it.

With urgency,
Georgios

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