Article's title says it all
>>Engineers, coders – it's down to you to prevent AI being weaponised
Then we're totally fucked. There's always someone in every Scientific endeavor willing to weaponize anything.
Physicists weaponized a theory proposing that you could split and later fuse atoms in a massive burst of energy.
Virologists and Bacteriologists weaponized human and animal disease. Geneticists made those diseases even deadlier.
Chemists took chemicals and turned them into weapons.
Psychologists figured out how to use words to erode an opponent's morale.
Radio engineers came up with ways to disrupt an enemy's communications using energy.
I really don't think that software developers and hardware engineers in the realm of computing are any different. They may feel they are about themselves, and they certainly enjoy patting themselves on the back about how great and ethical they are all the time, but someone's going to weaponize AI (if it hasn't been done already) despite any protestations to the contrary because there's always someone willing to play God and a million ways to justify doing so because the consequences don't matter to them, as long as "progress" keeps happening.