Top VC Says Gene Editing Is Riskier Than Artificial Intelligence

When it comes to existential threats facing the human race, venture capitalist Vinod Khosla is more concerned about new technologies that can be used to remove genes in embryos that cause illness than he is about artificial intelligence. Khosla, the high-profile founder of Khosla Ventures, made his case while answering a question Wednesday on the website Quora. A member of the public had asked about comments made earlier this year by Tesla CEO Elon Musk that artificial intelligence, whereby computers can think for themselves, is humankind’s “biggest existential threat” because of the risk of that humans will lose control of the technology. It could be that AI weapons fall into the wrong hands or that perhaps computer systems begin to perform in ways humans don’t expect and can’t control. Khosla’s…


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