New technologies often engender fear and foreboding among people outside tech industries. The latest example of this trend is artificial intelligence (AI), which is a topic of much concern and misunderstanding among the public. It’s easy to dismiss these qualms as the common human tendency to mistrust the unknown. However, much of the alarm about AI is now being voiced by the scientists and researchers at the forefront of the technology. Technologists and public policymakers are joining forces to emphasize the importance of AI governance as both a code of ethical conduct and a regulatory framework.