These articles in the mainstream press are giving decent coverage of the dangers and opportunities of AI research without making big mistakes or presenting weak counter arguments:
It seems like Bostrom, Hawking and Musk are quickly starting to have an impact on our public debate and awareness of these issues. I think that is pretty hopeful. If this becomes an area of intense research and concern (similar to climate change) perhaps we will survive the singularity after all!
On a related note, this seems like an interesting early precedent for regulating scientific research that poses existential threats, such as AI research: