Elon Musk and a bunch of other big names in the tech world, which include the co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak, have signed an open letter which urges AI labs to pause their “giant AI experiments”.
The heavy hitting group are calling for AI labs to pause their training of AI systems immediately and for at least the 6 months.
The group believe that AI is becoming far too powerful and under regulated.
Old joke about agnostic technologists building artificial super intelligence to find out if there’s a God.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2023
They finally finish & ask the question.
AI replies: “There is now, mfs!!”
According to reports, “the latest version of the artificial intelligence language model Chat GPT, GPT-4, is ridiculously powerful and can do things like turn a simple drawing into a functioning website and create a video game in 60 seconds.”
Over 1,000 people, including Elon Musk and AI experts, have signed an open letter calling for a six-month pause on advanced AI development. pic.twitter.com/AoUMZsHQCV— Morning Brew ☕️ (@MorningBrew) March 29, 2023
Elon Musk, a former ‘spokesperson’ for AI and the same man who handed OpenAI a US$100 million donation, has changed his tune towards the technology.
“What will be left for us humans to do?” Elon pondered after the latest tech was released on March 15.
In the open letter the group warned, “AI systems with human-competitive intelligence can pose profound risks to society and humanity.”
Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak and 1,121 tech experts just signed an open letter to pause the training of AI models more powerful than GPT-4.— Alex Banks (@thealexbanks) March 30, 2023
They warn this could "represent a profound change in the history of life on Earth."
Here's what I found out:
The authors added that they believe it to be critical for AI tech to be managed with the utmost care, which they believe “is not happening”.
Though the letter wasn’t all doom and gloom, with the authors saying that “humanity can enjoy a flourishing future with AI”. But have made it clear that the technology is far more advanced than any regulations.