Elizabeth Preston

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Elizabeth Preston is a freelance science writer in Somerville. Her blog, Inkfish, is published by Discover. Follow her on Twitter @Inkfish.

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Elon Musk hasn’t been shy about sharing his fears about artificial intelligence, or AI. Earlier this year, the Tesla and SpaceX founder described the dangers of AI run amok: “You could construct scenarios where recovery of human civilization does not occur,” he said. To address that risk, he gave $10 million to the Boston-based Future of Life Institute, or FLI, to lead a global research program into AI safety. FLI organized a grants competition to select the research it would fund, and today announced the competition’s winners.More →