For Sam Altman, the creator of ChatGPT , the world is not “so far from potentially scary artificial intelligence.”
In recent days, Microsoft’s testing of its ChatGPT -powered Bing browser has scared a lot of people off with responses delivered by artificial intelligence, which ranged from depressing to aggressive.
Amid these discussions and scrutiny, the CEO of OpenAI, the creator of AI, Sam Altman , shared his thoughts on this branch of technology, warning that the world may not be “that far from potentially scary artificial intelligence .” and said the regulation will be “critical.”
fear about AI
In a series of tweets on Sunday, Altman said the transition to an AI-enabled future is “mostly good” and can happen quickly, like the transition from the “pre-smartphone world to the post-smartphone world.”
However, he warned that society needs time to adjust to “something as big” as artificial intelligence.
“We also need enough time for our institutions to figure out what to do. Regulation will be critical and it will take time to figure it out; while current generation AI tools aren’t terribly scary, I think we’re potentially not that far from potentially scary,” he tweeted. .
He noted that one challenge with AI chatbots is that “people come away from talking to a chatbot uneasy, even if they know what’s really going on.”
we think showing these tools to the world early, while still somewhat broken, is critical if we are going to have sufficient input and repeated efforts to get it right. the level of individual empowerment coming is wonderful, but not without serious challenges.
— Sam Altman (@sama) February 19, 2023
Called for regulation for years
It is not the first time that Altman has spoken of regulating artificial intelligence. He wrote about it on his blog in March 2015.
“The US government and all other governments should regulate the development of SMI,” he wrote, referring to superhuman artificial intelligence . “In an ideal world, regulation would slow down the bad guys and speed up the good guys; it looks like what happens with the first SMI to be developed will be very important.”
Altman’s Sunday tweet about regulation echoed comments made by OpenAI CTO Mira Murati, who said in a February 5 interview with Time magazine that ChatGPT should be regulated as it could be misused . “It’s not too early” to regulate it, Murati told the news outlet.
Elon Musk, co-founder of OpenAI with Altman, said last Wednesday at the World Government Summit in Dubai that AI has “great, great promise” and capabilities, both positive and negative, but needs regulation .