AI could crash democracy and cause wars, warns Japan’s NTT


Japanese telecom giant NTT issued an apocalyptic warning about the impending dangers of AI on Monday.

“If generative AI is allowed to go unchecked, trust in society as a whole may be damaged as people grow distrustful of one another and incentives are lost for guaranteeing authenticity and trustworthiness,” asserted the Japanese telco in a joint proposal created with media outlet Yomiuri Shimbun.

“There is a concern that, in the worst case scenario, democracy and social order could collapse, resulting in wars,” the two entities alleged.

NTT and Yomiuri Shimbun began a joint study on the ideal governance of generative AI in the fall of 2023.

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