Yesterday, I led with the godfather of AI having second thoughts about the tech he helped unleash. I think it’s worth spending some more time understanding why Geoffrey Hinton is so worried. “Don’t think for a moment that Putin wouldn’t make hyper-intelligent robots with the goal of killing Ukrainians. He wouldn’t hesitate. And if you want them to be good at it, you don’t want to micromanage them—you want them to figure out how to do it.” Here’s a threat that could manifest itself even sooner. Imagine Putin using AI to do widespread sentiment analysis and then develop a series of stories and political messages perfectly designed to sway public opinion in his favor. Imagine an American politician using the same tactic to tarnish an opponent.