The time the creator of ChatGPT claimed he had a ‘bunker’ in case of an AI emergency

Sam Altman , founder of OpenAI , has expressed the fears that artificial intelligence cases present to humanity and calls for regulation. 

But in case it doesn’t arrive, he has a contingency plan.

ChatGPT is the innovation of the moment. The artificial intelligence-based chatbot is surprising its own and strangers due to its great capacity for synthesis, analysis and extrapolation based on the Internet, even provoking debate about its use in universities and mass industries.

Given the advancement of this technology, various leaders in the field have begun to request its regulation to prevent dystopian futures with AI , the most notable being Elon Musk or Sam Altman himself , director of OpenAI, the company that created this software. But how much are you afraid?

It has its ‘bunker’ of refuge

The OpenAI CEO shared his thoughts a few days ago, warning that the world may not be “that far from potentially scary AI ” and saying that regulation will be “critical.”

But this concern is not from now, it is from years ago.

In 2016, The New Yorker shared a profile of Altman in which he cites some even scarier statements about his creation.

While at a party when he chaired the ‘Y Combinator’ startup incubator, the young prodigy noted that he “prepares to survive” and why he maintains a shelter in case of emergencies.

When would I use it? When a super contagious virus takes over the world or when ” artificial intelligence attacks humans”.

“I try not to think about it too much,” Altman told the start-up leaders surrounding him at that forgotten Silicon Valley gathering just months after co-founding OpenAI with Elon Musk. “But I have weapons, gold, potassium iodide, antibiotics, batteries, water, Israel Defense Forces gas masks, and a large piece of land in Big Sur (a sparsely populated region of California south of Silicon Valley) that I can fly to.

Now it’s a lucrative business

But beyond these fears in previous years, Sam Altman has changed his position on some aspects.

The main one, of course, is to profit from the technologies that it is working on despite the announcements that this would not happen.

ChatGPT is rolling out a $20 monthly service in which users will be able to pay for priority access and be able to test features before other users. And with the popularity of AI and more and more servers at full capacity, it has become a nice option for many users.