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Top AI CEOs, experts raise 'risk of extinction' from AI

Top artificial intelligence executives including OpenAI CEO Sam Altman on Tuesday joined experts and professors in raising the 'risk of extinction from AI,' which they urged policymakers to equate at par with risks posed by pandemics and nuclear war.

CEO of OpenAI and inventor of the AI software chatGPT Sam Altman participates in a panel discussion at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, on May 25, 2023. (Sven Hoppe / dpa via AP)

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Nova Scotia's modern 'gold rush' poses huge risk to climate, expert warns

Nova Scotia is embarking on what many are calling its fourth gold rush — but instead of panning for chunks of gold, mining operations in the province today consist of massive tailings ponds, enormous open pits extracting small traces of gold and a climate toll that one expert says we’re not properly tracking.

In this file photo, workers construct a dam for the tailings pond at Atlantic Gold Corporation's Touquoy open pit gold mine in Moose River Gold Mines, N.S. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan


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