My name is Mark Watson. I have been working in the field of AI since 1982. While I have always hoped that my work would in general benefit society, recent advances in AI, primarily in large language modles like GPT-3, have made me realize that we need to be very careful about how we use AI. I am now working on AI systems that preserve privacy and safety.

You can find my books on my personal web site I am the author of 20+ books on Artificial Intelligence. I have 55 US Patents.


The following resources have broadly shaped my opinions on the need of privacy and the necessity of reigning in corporate and governmental interests that sometimes conflict with what is best for society as a whole:

New book project: Safe For Humans AI

This book is scheduled for release August 2023 and will be available to read free online or purchase at

Open Source Software and Models

Future work will be available here: