Safeguarding Humanity



“My worst fear is that we, the industry, cause significant harm to the world. If this technology goes wrong, it can go quite wrong and we want to be vocal about that and work with the government on that.”

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI

“The consequences of AI going wrong are severe so we have to be proactive rather than reactive… there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish.”

Elon Musk, Founder & CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX

“I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence. First, the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that, though, the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern.”

Bill Gates, Co-Founder of Microsoft and Co-Chair
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“Before AI is smarter than us, I think the people developing it should be encouraged to put a lot of work into understanding how it might try and take control away. Right now, there are 99 very smart people trying to make AI better and one very smart person trying to figure out how to stop it taking over and maybe you want to be more balanced.”

Geoffrey Hinton, Computer Scientist and AI Researcher,
and the “Godfather of AI”

“There are going to be a lot of job disruptions [as a result of AI].”

Barack Obama, Former President of the United States

“The rise of powerful AI will be either the best or the worst thing ever to happen to humanity.”

Eric Schmidt, Former CEO of Google

“I think we have to be very careful in how we use AI. We should be mindful of the ethical implications and the potential biases that can be present in these systems.”

Ray Kurzweil, Futurist and Inventor

“The world needs new rules for the age of AI. We need to embrace AI, but we also need to control it.”

Jack Ma, Co-Founder of Alibaba Group

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Amir Hegazi

Amir Hegazi is an Advisor to the University of California, Berkeley on its global AI initiative. He is also the Managing Director of CapitalDemocracy, a global professional advisory firm that helps founders and startups raise venture capital. He serves as an advisory board member for multiple startups across diverse sectors and geographies. Amir was previously the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at intoMENA Group, a market-entry strategy firm that helps companies do business in the Middle East & North Africa region. Prior, Amir helped launch and ran’s marketplace. being the largest e-commerce platform in the Middle East, which was acquired by in one of the largest exits in the region to date. He is also one of the early pioneers of digital media in the Arab world, having launched the region’s largest online TV networks at Talfazat and JumpTV. JumpTV raised $150 million and completed an IPO dual listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange before being acquired by Neulion. Amir is also an advisor on tech startups, entrepreneurial ecosystems, go-to-market, and e-commerce strategies for ministers, policymakers, and founders. Amir is the author of bestsellers Startup Arabia and Ecosystem Arabia, both of which were recognized as “Best Startup Books to Read” by Book Authority. He is also the author of How Business Can Fight Climate Change, Venture Adventure, and ChatGPT for STARTUPS.

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